Linux 1.4 Alpha Update
Well, here we are a few weeks later and as promised, we have another release for you.
This is an update to our Alpha release, and includes a few features missing from the first release as well as numerous bugfixes.
Some of the highlights of this release (with regards missing features from 1.3) are the ability to create a new Skype account, Emoticons in Chat, Dialpad, Technical Call Info, and access to the Skype API via X11 and D-BUS.
You can also find in this release the first birthday reminders on the Linux platform, which not only tells you about birthdays today, but also for the next couple of days, giving you a chance to plan some last minute gift ideas and celebrations for your friends.
A number of bugs reported have also been fixed, but we want to ask you to keep those bug reports coming via our Jira development system. This bug reporting system allows you to keep track of bugs that affect you personally. You can also watch bugs and be e-mailed about comments and changes of bugs.
We’ve also worked around some of the problems affecting Qt 4.3.0 early users, however we should still note that there are still some outstanding issues related to usage of Qt 4.3.0. Unless you need to upgrade for other applications, we recommend sticking to Qt 4.2.2 or a patched version of 4.2.3 for now.
Stay tuned! There’ll be another release in another few weeks with more changes and fixes, as well as a couple of new features.
[Download Skype for Linux 1.4 Alpha](https://developer.skype.com/LinuxSkype)