Skype 3.0 for Windows beta update and the Garage
Today we put out an update to Skype 3.0 for Windows beta. Last week we also put one out, but discovered a bad bug and pulled it in a few hours. Today’s update has this bug fixed, as well as many others. Most important fixes regard voice and video quality and HTTP/SOCKS proxy not working previously. Read more and see the download info on the [Garage blog](http://blogs.skype.com/sites/garage/2006/11/skype_for_windows_30_beta_upda.html).
I guess this also acts as a “launch” of sorts for the whole [Garage](https://developer.skype.com/SkypeGarage). It’s a place where we will be distributing various unstable/preview/beta versions of Skype, as well as patches and contributions we’ve made to open source projects, and other experiments we do ourselves around Skype. Read the [introduction](http://blogs.skype.com/sites/garage/2006/10/welcome_to_skype_garage.html) for more, and take a look at the things already there. The most interesting ones to me are the [Database projects](https://developer.skype.com/SkypeGarage/DbProjects). The developers sat down and went “hmm… we need to build a database on a shoestring budget. And we need to scale it to.. uh.. let’s say one billion people. That should do it for a while.” The Garage Database Projects site has a lot of interesting material and actual code on this.
So if you want to follow the bleeding edge of Skype, [subscribe](http://feeds.feedburner.com/SkypeGarage) to the [Garage blog](http://blogs.skype.com/sites/garage/) for any future beta/preview Skype updates, and come participate in things before they reach the general public.