Package Details: ghetto-skype 1.5.0-2

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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: GPLv3
Submitter: nlowe
Maintainer: nerflad
Last Packager: nerflad
Votes: 46
Popularity: 0.319883
First Submitted: 2016-05-10 02:22
Last Updated: 2017-09-06 03:50

Latest Comments

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

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

Why this skype is in arabic?

poikilos commented on 2018-02-28 22:25

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

@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.

nerflad commented on 2018-02-08 21:35

@ruziel: Thank you for your kind comment!

ruziel commented on 2018-02-08 14:18

BIG THANKS for making this version available. It's the only Skype version that works on my machine & is a total life-saver, as I use it for business a lot.

I am not sure what Microsoft think they are doing with Skype for Linux right now - it's extremely unreliable on my machine.

Please keep maintaining this version.

Much appreciated!


nerflad commented on 2017-09-06 03:50

@lopsided98 Thank you. Fixed.

lopsided98 commented on 2017-09-06 03:34

This package does not build in a clean chroot because it needs python2 as a makedepend.

nerflad commented on 2017-02-18 11:04

@surefire thank you for the corrections! Updated.

surefire commented on 2017-02-18 06:26

@nerflad you don't have to set permissions 777 on system files

sed -i src/assets/skype.desktop -e '/Exec/d'
echo 'Exec=/usr/bin/ghetto-skype' >> src/assets/skype.desktop

It can be, only sed without echo.
For example:
sed -i src/assets/skype.desktop -e '/^Exec=/ c \Exec=/usr/bin/ghetto-skype'

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