Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 adds screen sharing
Nearly five months after the release of the first beta, the Skype for Linux developers have announced the availability of the second beta for version 2.1 of their Linux Skype client. In addition to several localisation updates and bug fixes, version 188.8.131.52 of Skype for Linux adds a number of new features that have been available on Mac and Windows editions of Skype for some time. The full release for Windows is currently at version 4.1 and for Mac OS X is at version 2.8.
Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 now features the ability to quote a message in chat, localised time formats and the addition of screen sharing support. Other changes include support for UI styles and abuse reporting. As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. The developers ask users testing the release to provide feedback and report any bugs they encounter.
More details about the release can be found in the release notes and in the original release announcement. Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 is available to download under a proprietary license and requires Qt 4.4.0, D-BUS 1.0.0 and libasound2 1.0.18.
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