Package Details: ghetto-skype 1.6.0-1

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Package Base: ghetto-skype
Description: Web Skype + Tray Icon + Notifications
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Keywords: electron ghetto ghetto-skype skype
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: nlowe
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: TheGoliath
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-05-10 02:22 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-05-22 15:13 (UTC)

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nerflad commented on 2019-04-16 22:55 (UTC) (edited on 2019-04-16 22:55 (UTC) by nerflad)

I'm afraid I must orphan this package as I stopped using it a long time ago, and it is no longer working due to circumstances beyond my control.

pancakes commented on 2019-04-15 17:18 (UTC)

I'm getting an error launching ghetto-skype recently: App threw an error during load TypeError: app.makeSingleInstance is not a function [...]

Could it have something to do with recent updates to electron? Anyone else encountering this?

0000000011111111 commented on 2019-03-15 08:09 (UTC)

Browser not supported fix:

nerflad commented on 2018-08-19 20:08 (UTC)

Version 1.6.0 fails to start even in a clean VM, and I can't figure out why. I have opened an issue on Github ( and we are stuck on 1.5.0 until a resolution is reached.

I am unflagging the package as I have done all I can thus far and will get the new version pushed as soon as I am confident it won't break everyone's experience.

nerflad commented on 2018-07-06 19:34 (UTC)

@Turtizzle Thank you for flagging the package out of date. It seems there is a problem with version 1.6.0 as I could get it to build, but it won't start. When I have time this weekend I will figure it out and update the package.

lev.petrovic commented on 2018-03-14 11:36 (UTC)

many thanks! I had a lot of problems with skypeforlinux on my laptop, but with this package I can finally use skype normally when needed.

Techman35 commented on 2018-03-01 07:16 (UTC)

Why this skype is in arabic?

poikilos commented on 2018-02-28 22:25 (UTC)

doesn't install--has "error: failed retrieving file 'electron-1.7.12-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from x : The requested URL returned error: 404" where x is several different sites it tries.

ruziel commented on 2018-02-28 16:07 (UTC)

@nerflad - that's a pleasure. You're a rock star in my world. What the hell is Skype doing with their software? Skype for Web is a mess. It's like they want to kill it or something. More power to you. R.