Package Details: skype-desktop-bin 37.deb39db-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/skype-desktop-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: skype-desktop-bin
Description: An unofficial client of Skype for Linux, running on top of Node Webkit.
Upstream URL: https://github.com/haskellcamargo/skype-unofficial-client
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: Kuchiriel
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: Kuchiriel
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.362381
First Submitted: 2015-09-16 04:06
Last Updated: 2016-01-25 01:26

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ItachiSan commented on 2018-09-10 14:33

Guys, as @Kuchiriel pointed out before, better options are available; I will unflag the package from out-dated as no real update has been released for a while.

davvore33 commented on 2018-05-30 17:23

you can't leave PREFIX like "$pkgdir $_platform"

Kuchiriel commented on 2017-02-18 22:27

There is a better option available, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ghetto-skype/.

Sorry, we don't have time to update this application (skype-desktop), for now it's better to use ghetto-skype, it have less bugs, and uses Electron.

Pros:
Tray Icon indicates you have unread messages
Electron will send notifications to notifyd
Use your default image viewer (writes to /tmp)
Start minimized when you start your computer
Run Skype through a proxy
Alternative themes

https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype

Thanks for using skype-desktop. ^^

cpatrick08 commented on 2016-07-13 16:22

Here's link to the skype alpha .deb https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/downloading-web/?type=weblinux-deb

uaBArt commented on 2016-07-06 08:31

I fixed path, but i got this error. Window opens and closes in a second.

skype-desktop
[0706/112705:INFO:nw_package.cc(175)] ./skype --enable-spell-checking
[11594:11594:0706/112705:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] GLib-GObject: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed
[11594:11594:0706/112706:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(253)] Gtk: IA__gtk_widget_add_accelerator: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACCEL_GROUP (accel_group)' failed

GeorgeTG commented on 2016-07-01 22:40

==> WARNING: Package contains reference to $pkgdir

And it is right, because the skype-desktop script tries to run from the mkpkg directory. Also missing libnode.

Raltsh commented on 2016-06-03 23:14

It installed and works for me, but I had to re-do my skype-desktop.desktop and point the Exec and Icon lines to my /opt/skype_skype_unofficial_client as it was pointing both to the /tmp/ folder that Yaourt uses which was no longer there after install.

Jimi-James commented on 2016-03-06 19:39

Is anyone else having these problems?:

-No tray icon at all
-Links are still NOT opened in default browser properly (I get a weird default Firefox that ignores my Firefox profile)
-Entire program crashes on launch unless I run it as superuser

The first time I installed this was from the AUR, and a few days ago--long after that 1/25 comment.

AfterRebelion commented on 2016-02-17 00:00

This is the first time that I install this program, and I have permission errors when using Packer to install:

error: unable to write file bin/linux_x86/icudtl.dat
error: unable to write file bin/linux_x86/snapshot_blob.bin
error: unable to write file resource/example/demo.png
error: unable to write file resource/example/skype.png
error: unable to write file src/Skype.desktop
error: unable to write file src/js/target.js
error: unable to write file src/js/tray.js
error: unable to write file src/package.json
error: unable to write file src/skype-desktop
error: unable to write file src/skype-desktop.desktop
error: unable to write file src/skype.desktop
error: unable to write file src/skype.html
Checking out files: 100% (34/34), done.
fatal: unable to write new index file

Kuchiriel commented on 2016-01-25 00:05

Note: Because of my recent update, if someone try to update it from AUR some permission errors may occur (because of inconsistence of date preservation, missing -p in Makefile, already fixed), you must first remove all remaining files manually.

sudo rm -rf /opt/skype_unofficial_client
sudo rm -f /usr/bin/skype-desktop
sudo rm -r /usr/share/applications/skype-desktop.desktop

Then install from AUR.

Now links sent by messages open in default browser.
Minimize to tray feature added, but developer need to make it work in default binary. For me works fine as long i do "$ nw ." in the /src directory.

Thanks.