November 9th, 2006 by Keith

Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows

Skype 3 Beta for Windows

Can you believe it? When Skype 2.6 was in Beta stage a few weeks ago, Skype 3.0 for Windows Beta has been released!

Some of the Cool Features in Skype 3.0 includes:

  • - Connect with the world on public chats.
  • - Personal interface Easier to use, more powerful and personal interface.
  • - Click to call Click to call ordinary phone numbers on any website (optional install).
  • - Mood messages Share your favorite links in mood message. They’re clickable.

It seems more features are integrated into this major version release of Skype for Windows. I will not hesitate to try it out.


Change Log

  • * known issue: call quality in video call can be low
  • * known issue: http/socks proxy connections do not work
  • * feature: Public chatrooms
  • * feature: Extras Manager
  • * feature: Sound Settings Widget
  • * feature: API: MENU_ITEM and EVENT objects
  • * feature: API: Command GET MAX_CONFCALL_PARTICIPANTS
  • * change: UI redesigned
  • * change: Improved Video device detection
  • * change: New Language files: Arabic (Eriksen Translations Inc.), Bulgarian (Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov ), Chinese Simplified (Leon Yang from TOM Online Inc), Chinese Traditional (Carlos Lee from PChome Online), Czech (Petr Silon), Danish (Eriksen Translations Inc), German (Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli),Estonian (Eve Loopere), Spanish (David Reche), Greek (Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr ), French (Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard), Italian (Daniele Conte), Japanese (Mayu Shimizu), Korean (Susan Joo), Hungarian (Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik), Norwegian (Stig Auestad), Dutch (Kees Koenders), Polish (Karol Szastok), Francisco Ferreira (Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brasil) (Leslie Predrotti), Finnish (Heino Keränen), Swedish (Anders Olsson), Russian (Eriksen Translations Inc), Romanian (Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu)
  • * change: new Language Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas)
  • * bugfix: API: Command OPEN OPTIONS did not function for Updates page
  • * bugfix: API: Workaround to handle usernames with comma in CALL, CHAT and SMS commands (use quotation marks for them)

Do note that this is still in Beta development stage, bugs may still prevail.

Skype 3.0.0.106 for Windows Beta can be downloaded here. Builds for other platforms are also available, i.e. Linux or Macintosh.

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