Package Details: skypeforlinux-preview-bin

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Preview/Insider Version
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Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Replaces: skypeforlinux-bin
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 432
Popularity: 1.25
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:54
Last Updated: 2019-12-06 09:42

Pinned Comments

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 21:38

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.

Note that AUR package skypeforlinux-stable-bin is the version Microsoft release as their "stable" version. AUR package skypeforlinux-preview-bin is the version Microsoft release as their preview version and will always be a later version than the stable version.

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bulletmark commented on 2019-03-22 22:22

@eazolotov, the high CPU usage since 3.32 is not to do with skype. It is due to the Topicons related extensions as stated all over the Arch and other forums, bugtrackers, reddit, etc. You have to disable that extension until a fix appears.

eazolotov commented on 2019-03-22 15:57

hmmm...high cpu usage after update gnome 3.32(

ant commented on 2019-02-07 12:28

This works for me in up-to-date Arch ATTOW. On the contrary the stable version crashes silently during login.

RunAndTumble commented on 2018-12-09 20:30

Hey Folks,

For some reason I can't update my skype status (I'm using Arch + Mate). It stopped working a few releases ago, now I can only see the list of statuses, however, all of them are inactive. Any ideas?

bulletmark commented on 2018-11-08 23:37

@balwierz, yes sorry I didn't realise the small asar package pulled in nodejs because it was already installed on my system. That is definitely a valid complaint but there is no other way to extract + repack the asar file unfortunately. It's a messy and deficient hack anyhow so hopefully Microsoft will fix this properly.

balwierz commented on 2018-11-08 16:13

Thank you for replacing systray icons with larger ones. Finally the icon looks OK. I had even reported the icon problem to Microsoft. I don't think they care.

Just wondering if it was worth additional 53.61 MiB of disk space and a new asar (as well as node.js) build-time dependencies.

nperry commented on 2018-09-25 06:39

Just wanted to say you're the quickest I've ever seen an AUR flagged out of date to being update. Thanks :)

bulletmark commented on 2018-08-16 21:55

@taolin96, yes I was just waiting a few hours for all mirrors to update then I will update the package.

taolin96 commented on 2018-08-16 21:52

the problematic glibc 2.28 commit is now reverted in the arch glibc package, so I think you can drop the glibc 2.27 hack for this package

Hi-Angel commented on 2018-08-11 18:26

Ok, I created the poll to make Skype to use GStreamer