Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Thu Sep 17 15:34:09 BST 2009

2009/9/17 Smylers <Smylers at>:
> Joel Bernstein writes:
>> My main objection to Skype (which I do use) is that it doesn't
>> interoperate with users of other VoIP systems. SIP and suchlike
>> provide an open standard which Skype ignore.
> Mine is that you have to use Skype's software with it, because they
> don't publish the protocol.  Their Linux client isn't terrible, but it
> doesn't integrate into Gnome as well as, say, Pidgin.  But I keep
> wanting to hack small changes into it, then remembering that I can't.

Yeah, the interface is pretty poor.. however the alternatives are worse.

I've been using it heavily for the last couple of years, and although
it's not perfect, it's workable.


Aaron J Trevena, BSc Hons
LAMP System Integration, Development and Consulting

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