And no, I'm not kidding, I'm serious, today June 14, 2012 version 4.0 of Skype for Linux with full 32-bit and 64-bit architectures (no 32-bit libraries), you can imagine my surprise when I saw the news in the G +.
Let's get to the point:
First of all, they say that so long in the beta phase allowed them to collect feedback on HUGE errors that they have corrected for the most part, and here they say it:
Of course, we have loads of other small improvements and fixes. As you can imagine, the list is so long it would take too much time to write it all, but some are worthy of mention:
Well, starting with the main changes ...
You will find four major changes in this release:
- We have a new Conversations View where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window. Those users who prefer the old view can disable this in the Chat options;
- We have a brand new Call View;
- Call quality has never been better thanks to several investments we made in improving audio quality;
- And We've worked on improving video call quality and have also extended support for more cameras.
What translated would be:
- We have a new conversation view where users can easily view their chats in a unified window (amen!). Users who prefer the old view can simply disable the new one in the options.
- We have a new call view.
- Call quality has had a never-before-seen quality improvement (on Skype for Linux) thanks to extensive research.
- And we are also working on implementing a better quality of video calls, also extending the support to more cameras (Oh my god, AMEN!).
There is also a list of "minor" changes that have been implemented:
improved chat synchronization
- new presence and emoticon icons
- the ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact's profile
- much lower chance Skype for Linux will crash or freeze
- chat history loading is now much faster
- support for two new languages: Czech (flag: cz) and Norwegian (flag: no)
What would be:
- New emoticons.
- Ability to see phone numbers in contacts.
- Much less chance of app freezing.
- Chat history loads much faster.
- support for two new languages: Czech and Norwegian
This is undoubtedly the news of the month in regards to Linux, simply great, now it's time to try it and see what the impressions it causes, I hope it has that quality that they promise, for now I leave the download link here!, so that they come alive.
What do you think? Will they download it? Or have they just lost faith in Skype?
Source: Skype Blog