Skype 2.0 beta Update: X Marks the Spot
Today we released an updated Beta version of Skype 2.0 for Linux with Video. Download it now
Many historians foretold of the moment when X would mark the spot on a map. Today, I can happily tell you that we have found the X on our development roadmap, and underneath lies a treasure previously unattainable to some – Video.
In less metaphoric terms, this means that our users who experienced a ‘black’ window if they didn’t start video first in a call will now be able to see.
And in slightly more technical terms, we’ve added support for non-accelerated X11 overlay output to the client, in addition to the already well-supported Xv overlay output method.
Another requested feature of this release is debug output on the console for video-related errors, which should help some of our technically-minded users isolate problems related to video capturing and overlay output.
As usual, there are a slew of bugfixes included so please read over the full release notes for more details.