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Old 06-22-2014, 09:13 AM   #16
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Not that this directly addresses the OP's PulseAudio question, but since people are suggesting Skype alternatives, a decent open-source VoIP programme I've been using is Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator).
[...]
Hope it's of use/interest.
Cheers,
Tom
I started doing a Jitsi SlackBuild six weeks ago, got halfway through, and gave up, so *yes* this is *really* useful. Thank you.

Could you consider submitting it to SBo in due course?
 
Old 06-22-2014, 10:16 AM   #17
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What do you think about this TOX as Skype replacement? Anyone tried it yet?
I built qt 5.2.0 and added it to slackware installed it to /usr/local/lib64 then use the qtchoser program.
I built tox then the qt gui and it runs now I have to figure out how to or where to create an account and how to set it up.
I have used ekiga for a long time and like it. http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/ekiga/

it works very well. and 5 years ago skype went down over xmas I used it to chat with friends.

I have to say Skype has a great long distance rate 8 dollars every 3 months for unlimited calls canada and usa.

I will be using 4.2 for a long time. and well I have 4.3 working on some slack pulse builds.

As for Tox it has a long way to go. and I am sure they are still writing the manual.
https://wiki.tox.im/Qt_GUI

https://wiki.tox.im/Binaries
 
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:58 AM   #18
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And what about use Google Hangouts as replacement for the Microsoft Skype that doesn't work with alsa? Or Google Voice?

Last edited by neymac; 06-22-2014 at 11:12 AM.
 
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:06 AM   #19
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Thanks Drakeo.
 
Old 06-22-2014, 04:29 PM   #20
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Does a Skype 4.2.x client support group chats if a Skype 4.3.x client initiates it?
I really do not know.

Is there any other application that communicates with the skype protocol.
It is highly unlikely since is close source and heavily guarded.
The main issue is that most of my contacts use skype (and windows).
 
Old 06-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #21
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I really do not know.

Is there any other application that communicates with the skype protocol.
It is highly unlikely since is close source and heavily guarded.
The main issue is that most of my contacts use skype (and windows).
Group video calling is currently available on Windows desktop, Mac and Xbox One platforms, and will be coming soon on other platforms. Skype on Xbox One requires paid Xbox Live Gold membership.[1]
 
Old 06-23-2014, 02:15 AM   #22
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Group video calling is currently available on Windows desktop, Mac and Xbox One platforms, and will be coming soon on other platforms. Skype on Xbox One requires paid Xbox Live Gold membership.[1]
Skype's website is outdated. As of June, Xbox One users can now use apps & features such as Netflix, Twitch, ESPN, Skype, and YouTube. Just look at the fine print at the bottom of this web page: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/#fbid=MSsJePmbsFH
 
Old 06-23-2014, 07:39 AM   #23
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Skype's website is outdated. As of June, Xbox One users can now use apps & features such as Netflix, Twitch, ESPN, Skype, and YouTube. Just look at the fine print at the bottom of this web page: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/#fbid=MSsJePmbsFH
It may very well be outdated, but the README in the downloaded 'static' package archive made no mention of Group Video.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:18 AM   #24
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Excuse me if I misunderstood the OP's first post,
does skype 4.3 actually work without pulseaudio?
Just for text messages, not for audio or video.

I downloaded Skype 4.3 dynamic and built with
skype 4.2 slackbuild (changing the version).
I also installed pulseaudio and dependencies
from slackbuilds.org. Even installed the pavcontrol.

But Skype 4.3 doesn't work for me with or without
pulseaudio running, when I try to launch skype from
terminal it only prints "Abortado" (aborted).

I tried to get a log, creating the "Logs" directory in ~/.Skype
but the log is encrypted

I'm not a skype hard user, I can live with just text messages
with 4.2 version (which works), but I'm curious about why Skype 4.3
doesn't work on my system.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #25
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I ran skype with pulseaudio 5 and it's working fine here
 
Old 06-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #26
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I ran skype with pulseaudio 5 and it's working fine here
Same here, pulseaudio from SBo: "pulseaudio 5.0-rebootstrapped"
I tested with pulseaudio 2.0 too (and 4) and skype didn't work.

It seems that ldd doesn't show any errors
Code:
# ldd /usr/bin/skype
        linux-gate.so.1 (0xffffe000)
        libXv.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXv.so.1 (0xb53e9000)
        libXss.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXss.so.1 (0xb53e6000)
        librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb53dd000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb53d8000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb52a1000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xb528e000)
        libQtDBus.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4 (0xb520c000)
        libQtWebKit.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtWebKit.so.4 (0xb3b53000)
        libQtXml.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtXml.so.4 (0xb3b10000)
        libQtGui.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 (0xb3037000)
        libQtNetwork.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4 (0xb2eea000)
        libQtCore.so.4 => /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4 (0xb2bf7000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb2bdb000)
        libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb2af4000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb2aae000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb2a92000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb2905000)
        libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xb28e5000)
        libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb28e2000)
        libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xb28dc000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7739000)
        libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xb28a3000)
        libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0xb2815000)
        libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/libsqlite3.so.0 (0xb2760000)
        libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0xb2756000)
        libgio-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0 (0xb25ef000)
        libgstapp-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstapp-0.10.so.0 (0xb25e4000)
        libgstinterfaces-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstinterfaces-0.10.so.0 (0xb25d3000)
        libgstpbutils-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstpbutils-0.10.so.0 (0xb25b6000)
        libgstvideo-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstvideo-0.10.so.0 (0xb25a3000)
        libgstbase-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstbase-0.10.so.0 (0xb2568000)
        libgstreamer-0.10.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgstreamer-0.10.so.0 (0xb24b3000)
        libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xb2464000)
        libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0xb2460000)
        libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0xb245e000)
        libxml2.so.2 => /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 (0xb2305000)
        libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xb21d7000)
        libpng14.so.14 => /usr/lib/libpng14.so.14 (0xb21ab000)
        libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xb2195000)
        libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 (0xb218d000)
        libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 (0xb2174000)
        libbz2.so.1 => /lib/libbz2.so.1 (0xb2163000)
        libexpat.so.1 => /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 (0xb213b000)
        libffi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libffi.so.6 (0xb2135000)
        libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0xb211b000)
        liblzma.so.5 => /lib/liblzma.so.5 (0xb20f5000)
        libuuid.so.1 => /lib/libuuid.so.1 (0xb20f0000)
root@paulobash~ #
 
Old 06-25-2014, 06:04 PM   #27
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I ran skype with pulseaudio 5 and it's working fine here
Willy I am sure it is I am running it from your cinnamon build in 64current in multib also you have to add pavucontrol.
to actually use all the functions. skype by default 4.3 opens up pavucontrol for virtual devices.
so on this Slackware media system it breaks everything to run Skype. I have 4 Mics and and two sound cards and 2 usb sound cards.
I have to turn off Pulse audio and restart alsa then get my other set up to work. But no skype calls to the dj in 4.3 Dig.
I guess we break a complete system for one program nope there is a way around this some how.
So now I either throw Slackware away and use some other system built for pulse. build a Slackware like old GSB
where pulse worked pretty good. or stay with 4.2 and slowly move everything to EKIGA which has great 64 bit
build and video and voice work great. I think we need to help the free software community and the open source to
see EKIGA and what it is all about.http://ekiga.org/

Last edited by Drakeo; 06-25-2014 at 06:07 PM.
 
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #28
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I have created an /emul namespace and use ns-tools to control it thus being able to both use skype 4.3 and avoid littering my system with pulseaudio crap.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 10:21 AM   #29
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Could you consider submitting it to SBo in due course?
Done. :-)
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/jitsi/
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM   #30
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Sad that to really use skype 4.3 you need more than pulseaudio. in order to control it you need the pavucontrol so please maintainer in Slackbuild I have no idea how
that was ok'd to go into the stable. This is slackware so at least before you push the program to the people that operate it please list all the dependencies.
Skype is a multi-media program and VOIP list all the dependencies for pulseaudio and pavucontrol

I guess this should be Ubuntubuild instead of slackbuild because pavucontrol is a default install.
whats with this Ponce.
 
  


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