I am also very disappointed in Microsoft (seemingly) stopping development under Linux. This was a chance for the company to prove that they care about the software itself, and that they want to enable communication between people. But they showed that they are still the same... it's all about the money.
At the time I am looking for other Audio/Video chat solutions which are also usable under Linux so that I can stop using skype.
I'm not here to rant. Skype has been and will continue to be a valuable asset whenever I am away from home. I am not likely to use Microsoft Windows again and neither will any of my family. Please continue to provide me with the excellent service that Skype offers. Yes, there is an alternative voip service I can use, but I like Skype and want to continue with it. Please try to ensure that there is an Ubuntu package available for every upgrade.
10-05-2012 12:37 - edited 10-05-2012 12:37
Development hasn't stopped. We are still working towards the next update. Can't share an ETA though. We'll release "when it's done"
I recommend to download the latest Skype and search first.
To get the most out of Skype I recommend Skype Premium.
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If, after a year or so of development, you still don't know when it's going to be finished (which implies that it will not be finished in the next few weeks), there is either a single poor programmer on this project, trying to build a completely new client, or it's what we call "vaporware".
Thanks for finally giving some news after this long time of silence. I hope we do not have to wait too long for the next release and I am looking forward to it.
I tend to feel sorry for developers who have to endeavour to have their software work on a wide variety of platforms. I have just come across an article which gives background to this problem, it is at: http://www.datamation.com/open-source/fragmentatio