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#91
I've checked Skype on my N9 recently and it seems it is now dead. It is working somehow but it is not as usable as it should be. Here it is how it works and how it's not:
- login to an account works perfectly, online status is keeped afterwards
- chatting or calling to older Skype clients (for instance 4.x on Linux) works OK
- chatting or calling to newer Skype clients (i.e. Android, iOS clients) doesn't work, persons whom you try to call/chat to seems to be offline and nothing reaches them
- battery drain is significant
All in all I've finally switched this account off as I don't have any old apps users in my Skype's book. The only way for sensible chat now is via Google's Hangouts using Jabber. It is not perfect (can't see chat history, no voice calls) but it is OK for simple text communication. This is sad as Skype implementation and level on integration with system on Maemo/Meego was really the greatest, no other mobile OSes have reached that, even native Windows Mobile version won't leave your audio calls in phone's calls log... RIP Skype.

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#92
I used a lot Skype, but never a big fan.
I see similar issues to what sylwiusz told on my N900 and on my linux 32 bit Skype. Skype do not support any more 32 bit linux too.

Voip is still working great. For chatting there is also Pidgin available.

I would like to see "signal" on maemo and I will forgot totally Skype..
 
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#93
Telegram looks like a great solution too. It is even available in early alpha stage on openrepos.
 
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I've used Linphone with great success. Works well with Linux, Android, Windows and with Alien Dalvik. Skype belongs to history for me.
 
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Originally Posted by pexi View Post
I've used Linphone with great success. Works well with Linux, Android, Windows and with Alien Dalvik. Skype belongs to history for me.
Can Linphone make video calls to Skype clients? If not, then it is about as useful to me as a warm blanket to a corpse.
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#96
Probably it is my blame: I start suggesting a hoped alternative.

But it is natural, it seems that Microsoft (Skype) is not interested in many Linux platform.

If Skype do not want us at all, maybe it is time to force the change: I have a lot of corresponding people using Skype, but from now if they want communicate with me they must change to other systems.

It is my personal opinion that Skype do not deserve my effort trying to keep it alive on a dedicated machine (real nor virtual).

Hope nobody think to a flame message. Friends, it is just resignation.
 
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