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burek
December 23rd, 2006, 10:51 PM
It looks quite cool for Windows: sms & video

Quick look they released again a new version for Win
http://www.skype.com/
Download Skype
Version 3.0.0.198 for Windows

Pitty that so much of our contact still use Skype and no Voip

Even companies now use Skype to phone their Customers ...

Sammi
December 24th, 2006, 02:14 AM
And us Linux users are stuck at version 1.3 :evil:

Sunnz
December 24th, 2006, 04:23 AM
Shouldn't we all go give them a buzz? (Email: where's Skpye 3 for Linux?)

Polygon
December 24th, 2006, 05:45 AM
well if its any reassurance, the mac os x port is only on version 2. Seems like they are giving all of the alternative operating systems the shaft, not just linux.

user1397
December 24th, 2006, 06:10 AM
skype's largest market is windows, so they are not going to bother too much with the mac os x or linux versions.

version 3.0 is not that different from 2.5 as I see it though, apart from the one or two new features, it looks and feels the same as 2.5 (I've already installed it in windows)

rsambuca
December 24th, 2006, 06:39 AM
It seems pretty clear that after ebay bought Skype, the linux version is pretty much dead in the water.

Sunnz
December 24th, 2006, 07:53 AM
well if its any reassurance, the mac os x port is only on version 2. Seems like they are giving all of the alternative operating systems the shaft, not just linux.
Well yes it is only 2.5 for Mac; but it already supports video conference for all I care.

Whereas the Linux one...

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 09:43 AM
google talk maybe right alternative
http://www.google.com/talk/

comp with wengoo : http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/wengo_phone?page=0%2C1

Polygon
December 24th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Unless they recently came out with it, i thought that google talk does not have a linux version. Since google talk is based on jabber, you can use a program like gaim to talk with other google talk users, but the voip feature of google talk does not work with linux unless they make a port

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 09:57 AM
Unless they recently came out with it, i thought that google talk does not have a linux version. Since google talk is based on jabber, you can use a program like gaim to talk with other google talk users, but the voip feature of google talk does not work with linux unless they make a port

googletalk have no linux version, gaim can jabber it, but for the sound, blackberry maybe.?
http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html no voice call for us like always :-(
The Internet communication is not yet really easy. That's the big choice : Skype or VOIP, and most users have skype... but that will change

Kimm
December 24th, 2006, 11:15 AM
googletalk have no linux version, gaim can jabber it, but for the sound, blackberry maybe.?
http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html no voice call for us like always :-(
The Internet communication is not yet really easy. That's the big choice : Skype or VOIP, and most users have skype... but that will change

Kopete with libjingle can use voice with Jabber (along with any other program using libjingle), there is another app that I cant remember the name of that was made for the soul purpouse of voice in GoogleTalk..

bastiegast
December 24th, 2006, 12:24 PM
It looks quite cool for Windows: sms & video

Quick look they released again a new version for Win
http://www.skype.com/
Download Skype
Version 3.0.0.198 for Windows

Pitty that so much of our contact still use Skype and no Voip

Even companies now use Skype to phone their Customers ...

Looks like wine has to save us once again. :-k

Klaidas
December 24th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Skype seems to be evolving real quick... It was 3beta, a few days later - 3 stable, not there's 3.0.0.198 :)

graabein
December 24th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Anyone tried WengoPhone (http://openwengo.org/)? Looks promising. I want to do VOIP and webcam with friends but I guess both parties have to install WengoPhone then?

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Anyone tried WengoPhone (http://openwengo.org/)? Looks promising. I want to do VOIP and webcam with friends but I guess both parties have to install WengoPhone then?

wengophone 2 is not that bad, better certainly than ekiga.
But you have to make it installed ,and thsi is not sure that you USB mic can be detected...

what a ****** thing VOIP or Phone call with LINUX; like always we have one year of delay
it was the same with amsn

there is too the bug of this missign that can annoy you to make it install and with google you can find it :
libsfp-plugin.so

Nonno Bassotto
December 24th, 2006, 04:03 PM
It looks like everyone is suggesting alternatives to Skype. Now, the real problem is: how do you make all your friends move to sip or something like that? ](*,) ](*,)

Until I'm able to do that, I see no point in looking for new voip software. :(

shining
December 24th, 2006, 04:29 PM
I'm still looking for a working alternative to Skype using a standard protocol.
Did anyone have success with one of the existing alternatives? I always had troubles because of being behind a NAT (router).. Skype handles that flawlessly, without any configuration, and works even for several pc behind a NAT.
I believe I got Ekiga working more or less, but only after setting up ip forwarding to one particular pc, so it only worked using this pc.
As for wengo, I'm not even sure I went as far as with Ekiga. It has always looked highly unstable, I had several crash, and other sound related problems with it.
I can't wait for a decent cross platform voip software supporting standard.

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 04:43 PM
It looks like everyone is suggesting alternatives to Skype. Now, the real problem is: how do you make all your friends move to sip or something like that? ](*,) ](*,)

Until I'm able to do that, I see no point in looking for new voip software. :(

even voip softwares for linux are still beta and buggy

if you manage to install right, openwengo is the most advanced one with sms and video
Let us know if you can install it

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 04:47 PM
I'm still looking for a working alternative to Skype using a standard protocol.
Did anyone have success with one of the existing alternatives? I always had troubles because of being behind a NAT (router).. Skype handles that flawlessly, without any configuration, and works even for several pc behind a NAT.
I believe I got Ekiga working more or less, but only after setting up ip forwarding to one particular pc, so it only worked using this pc.
As for wengo, I'm not even sure I went as far as with Ekiga. It has always looked highly unstable, I had several crash, and other sound related problems with it.
I can't wait for a decent cross platform voip software supporting standard.

You ve got the main situation...
That s really amazing, isnt it ? We are in 2007 soon, and in windows, there is really a lot of client for voip and skype is having verion 3 already ...
That 's kind of amazing ...

If you make progress, plz let us know


btw can ekiga call-out on fix phones & send sms -(i gues snot)?

alecjw
December 24th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Surely someone's reverse-engineered the skype protocool, like MSN, AIM etc...

patrickfromspain
December 24th, 2006, 05:28 PM
****** skype... I tried setting up voipbuster withing Ekiga, I even wrote a mini-howto.. but it doesn't work anymore, plus ekiga is, at best, buggy.

Johnsie
December 24th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Linux really is failing when it comes to communicating by voice or video over the Internet. There are a few programs out there but they have a small user base. Most people in the world use MSN and Skype for voice.

Gizmo and Wengphone 2 are nice programs but there's not much point using them if you can't communicate with most people.

mips
December 24th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Surely someone's reverse-engineered the skype protocool, like MSN, AIM etc...

Not yet, a bit of a tough one but have a look at this, http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=322280

shining
December 24th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Oh, there seems to be a problem with Wengo accounts. Apparently many users had problems with old accounts. So either an admin can update your account, or you can create a new one.
I created a new one for testing, and I was indeed able to connect again, even without configuring my router. I was able to call the test number (333), and it worked, but the quality seems poor compared to skype.
I would need to make a real test to be sure it works correctly, and to compare the quality.

qalimas
December 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I really want to get their unlimited phone calling package... but I'm having a hard time going against myself to do so when they can't update the client I will be using. If I will be a paying customer I should be treated equally.. I've tried other VOIP clients, but Skype just can't be beat, everyone has it.. =(

patrick295767
December 24th, 2006, 11:02 PM
very good howto and explanations;
sorry it is in french

http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/ekiga

said there that wengo and ekiga are not compatible for the video between each other

bailout
December 26th, 2006, 01:11 AM
I started using wengo under breezy as it seemed to offer an open cross platforum solution instead of skype which seemed to have frozen its linux development. However, I have never managed to get wengo version 2 working under linux so I am stuck with using wengo under windows and nothing under linux. Wengo seems a great idea and works pretty well under win but they really seemed to have dropped the ball with linux and their forum is pretty poor.

As to everyone you know using skype, obviously it would be great to get people to swap to an open program instead but what I do is have skype for pc to pc where people use skype and use wengo when I make calls to phones that cost money. Therefore my money goes to wengo and not skype.

I keep meaning to post on the wengo forum and see if I can get the new version to work under linux. In the early days I heard they were developing the linux version under kubuntu but it won't run under my kubuntu, dapper or edgy, and they no longer provide a deb file.

patrick295767
December 26th, 2006, 01:29 AM
I am make && make install like helll !
Installing ... and making debs for Debian


Do you know this:
http://extragear.kde.org/apps/kopete%20skype/
kopete skype plugin

dasunst3r
December 26th, 2006, 01:45 AM
I tried to register for Wengo, but my registration has been "incomplete" for a long time. Is anybody else facing the same problem?

rsambuca
December 26th, 2006, 06:53 AM
I had to send them an email to "finalize" my registration.

shining
December 26th, 2006, 10:31 AM
Wengo seems to have serious problems with accounts:
http://forum.wengo.com/viewforum.php?f=24

What is disturbing me is that I couldn't find any explanations about these problems.

.t.
December 26th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Skype is evil. SIP is better. .t. votes for open standards.

Kayne
December 26th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Well I think in terms of video support Skype can't get any better until hardware vendors like Logitech are ready to supply drivers for their webcams... so I don't think that this is really their fault.

amoore
January 12th, 2007, 06:33 AM
I want the skype /firefox plug-in for linux!!!!