Skype has released an updated version of its Linux client, bringing with it bug fixes, tweaks and a few new features...
It's sayonara to a Skype icon few users have actually seen. Yes, it's time for an oddball bug fix.
Several updated versions of popular applications are now available to install in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Skype 4.1, Thunderbird 17, and Firefox 17 are all waiting to be installed via Ubuntu's Update Manager.
Microsoft have released an updated version of Skype for Linux. Skype 4.1 brings a new look login screen with support for Windows Live login.
The best (and easiest) way to integrate popular chat app Skype with Ubuntu is to use Skype-Wrapper. And as it's just been updated there's no better time to try it out.
Skype have been dutifully updating their Linux client over the last few months but, until today, Ubuntu users had to manually download and install the latest package from Skype's website. But now a new upstream release of Skype - though not the most recent - has been added to the Ubuntu Software Center.
A new hotfix update to the Skype Linux client has been released that aims to fix numerous bugs. This is the third update to the Linux client this year. Last month saw the app lose beta status and bag a boatload of new features.
After more than 3 years in development Skype for Linux has shaken off its beta tag and made a substantial new release. Bumping the app version from 2.2 all the way to 4.0, Skype have nicknamed the release 'Four Rooms for Improvement,' becasue, they say, that this release 'finally [fills] the gap with our other desktop clients and we are now making many of the latest Skype features, as well as a lot of UI improvements, available to our penguin lovers.'
A new stable release of Skype-Wrapper is available for download. Skype-Wrapper is a small third-party 'plugin' that integrates many of Skype's features directly into the Ubuntu desktop. This includes support for Ubuntu's Messaging Menu, notification system and Unity launcher.
It lives! Skype have issued a small bugfix update to the static package of their Linux client.
After Microsoft's aquisition of Skype - the worlds most popular VoIP application - many users had assumed that it marked the beginning of the end for the clients' life on Linux. But, in an attempt to assuage fears, Skype have given a short statement on their position...
Handy Skype plugin 'Skype-Wrapper' is now available to install from its own PPA. The tool helps to integrate popular VoIP client Skype with the Ubuntu desktop.