[maemo-users] Skype on N800

From: George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Date: Fri Jun 29 18:16:50 EEST 2007
On Fri, 2007-29-06 at 10:37 -0400, Mike Lococo wrote:
> > http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/shut-yo-mouth/is-that-skype-on-a-nokia-n800-273037.php
> The JK post (1) is much more informative.  This has been scheduled for 
> the end of the quarter and a fair number of folks are waiting with 
> baited breath for the next OS update in expectation that Skype will be 
> in it.
> However, JK notes that his sources at the Nokia booth suggest that video 
> calls will not be supported... which is fantastically disappointing. 
> Video calling is _by_far_ the most useful potential application for the 
> camera.
> (1) http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/06/skype-on-the-no.html

Did you expect anything else?  The people behind Skype have no interest
in Linux at all.  Video on Linux is a no brainer, they could have
included it a long time ago.  Basically there is probably about .25 of a
person working on this app.  The best that could happen is someone
reverse engineers the skype protocol and we can kiss the rotten company

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