Package Details: skype 4.3.0.37-8

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/skype.git (read-only)
Package Base: skype
Description: P2P software for high-quality voice communication
Upstream URL: http://www.skype.com/
Licenses: custom
Submitter: Rhinoceros
Maintainer: Rhinoceros
Last Packager: Rhinoceros
Votes: 109
Popularity: 19.592977
First Submitted: 2016-07-30 06:34
Last Updated: 2016-12-07 00:38

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Rhinoceros commented on 2016-12-01 00:06

For those wanting to install the alpha version (web version in a wrapper), see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Skype . Currently it lacks feature parity, which is why both versions exist.

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Rhinoceros commented on 2016-12-29 11:33

@alexis6307 I haven't used Skype for a while, so I can't confirm your bugs on my system. However, the upstream version of skype (4.3.0.37-*) has been around since June 2014. This current -8 package has been around for two months. You can try reverting to -7, but I suspect that dependencies will cause Skype to fail, which is why it was updated in the first place; read the comments below.

If you want to try anyway, click on View changes > Initial commit of 4.3.0.37-7 > aur-7ee5f203566ab9c2a3c5de43cda8f096f2d4d6ad.tar.gz

alexis6307 commented on 2016-12-29 08:48

Is there any way to downgrade this version? With the lastest updates there's no way to join into group chats or use the old where you was previously joined.

Alad commented on 2016-12-10 16:01

This is probably a very basic question, but how do you login with this thing? I clicked "create account" at the welcome screen, then created an account with my email address, but I can't login with that, nor can I with the name that displays at the top right of the "My account" screen. And upstream doesn't seem to document how to use their linux client.

edit: nevermind, I had to login with "microsoft account"

Rhinoceros commented on 2016-12-07 00:38

@jtyr I think that the original PKGBUILD probably didn't include this in the dependency list because some people use Skype just for the text-chat features. I'll add it to optdepends, though.

jtyr commented on 2016-12-06 22:30

Please add lib32-alsa-plugins into the dependency list. I had to install it separately to make my microphone working.

Rhinoceros commented on 2016-12-01 00:06

For those wanting to install the alpha version (web version in a wrapper), see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Skype . Currently it lacks feature parity, which is why both versions exist.

markeganfuller commented on 2016-12-01 00:00

@slyscorpion There's already two AUR builds for that here:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/skypeforlinux/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/skypeforlinux-bin/

Personally I find this client much better than the new one so I'm pro keeping this build as is.

slyscorpion commented on 2016-11-30 23:56

Would it be possible to update this package to Skype for Linux Alpha as it seems to be newer than version 4.3?

https://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Where-to-get-the-latest-Skype-for-Linux-Alpha/td-p/4536964

Rhinoceros commented on 2016-11-17 09:07

@chenghung see the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Skype

chenghung commented on 2016-11-17 07:46

There is a alpha version skype released.
https://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Skype-for-Linux-Alpha-and-calling-on-Chrome-amp-Chromebooks/td-p/4434299

This alpha version functionality is the same as windows/mac skype, but I am not sure if it stable enough for daily usage.

Is it possible to upgrade to alpha version later ?

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