Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Skype 2.5 Beta for Mac Released

The new beta build is

New to this version:
Send SMS messages to your friends from Skype.
Reach your friends instantly whether they are offline or on the move.
Talk with up to ten people for free with Skype conference calls.

Skype 2.5 for Mac with SMS and ten-way conference calling is currently a beta version.

System requirements
Mac computer with G4 800 Mhz processor or faster
Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or newer
512 MB RAM
40 MB free disk space on your hard drive
Webcam: Suggested webcams include Apple iSight, Philips SPC900NC, or Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. Drivers for the Philips and Logitech webcams can be downloaded from
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).

HUGE Changelog:
15.11.2006: Skype for Mac Beta
new feature: SMS :)
new feature: improved history list in main window
new feature: ripple animation effects (Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) only)
new feature: ringing device selection to audio preferences
change: video resolution for G5 machines is now the same as Intel machines (increased)
change: view chat history with links for 1day, 1week, 1month...
change: upgraded Growl framework to 0.7.4
change: SkypeOut contacts and contacts with call forwarding are placed in front of offline contacts in the contact list (sorting)
change: removed Insert Emoticon submenu from Edit menu of main menu
change: quickfilter is cleared when toolbar is hidden
change: quickfilter is cleared when switching between history and contact list
change: picture-in-picture view is always fully visible
change: full screen video controls are always fully visible
change: improved error message when user tries to make a call while offline
change: improved error message in case of misc error #8401 (when user is signed out of Skype and tries to make a call)
change: contact will not be added to the contact list if user presses "cancel" button in the send auth request window
improvement: screensaver disabled when in full screen video mode
improvement: pressing ESC key in contact list will return focus to address bar
improvement: other call related sounds like busy, outgoing call etc are now sent to Skype output device (instead of system output device)
improvement: incoming call and incoming call waiting sounds are now sent to ringing device
improvement: new multichat leave icon
improvement: all other notifications sounds are now sent to system alert device instead of system output device
improvement: "Start Conference" window improved
improvement: "Leave Chat" dialog includes chat topic
bugfix: voice level indicator of self was not working on Panther
bugfix: sometimes two Skype items appeared on the system status bar
bugfix: sometimes icon for "mute" was shown instead of icon for "hold", while call was both held and muted
bugfix: SkypeOut calls were not hung up when user went offline
bugfix: setting front chat of chat window did not work if main chat win was closed before (grey blank chat window bug)
bugfix: Send File and Send Contacts menu items were sometimes disabled in conference call windows
bugfix: Send Contacts now accepts space (instead of comma) as separator for multiple recipients
bugfix: placeholder text on default avatar image was not localizable
bugfix: picture-in-picture view in video calls disappeared under certain circumstances
bugfix: number of missed events in the red badge was not updated when in "Do Not Disturb" mode
bugfix: number field of the SkypeOut Caller window was messed up on Panther
bugfix: it is not possible to accidentally reject an incoming call by pressing space-key when Full Keyboard Access is turned on for all controls
bugfix: invalid handling of "Incoming connections port" setting.
bugfix: incorrect display name shown in conference call window if there is a SkypeOut contact in the contact list and another Skype contact has the same phone number in her profile
bugfix: incoming conference calls crashed when the host hung up the call quickly
bugfix: incoming conference call was often shown as 1-on-1 call
bugfix: if you set an image with high dpi as your avatar then it was not resized properly
bugfix: if URL was followed with a comma or period, it was considered as part of the link
bugfix: icon was missing from send auth request sheet
bugfix: fixed a crash on sign in as another user with same username as already being logged in
bugfix: file transfer window labels were not clickable
bugfix: editable chat topic didn’t blur on mouse clicks elsewhere
bugfix: default ringtone of incoming calls was wrong (it was "call waiting" ringtone instead)
bugfix: crashes on plug-unplug headset
bugfix: crash when changing ringing device in preferences while incoming call is ringing
bugfix: contacts dragged into chat window drawer went to message centre not to the window they were dragged into
bugfix: contact list was messed up in certain cases when switching between compact and extended contact view
bugfix: chat window toolbar was hidden by default
bugfix: busy tone was played when an incoming call was declined
bugfix: bookmarked chat was not removed from Chat > Bookmarked Chats after leaving the chat
bugfix: after resuming a held full screen video call, background was green
bugfix: 1-on-1 chats were sometimes shown as multichats
API change: sendSkypeCommand returns info synchronously whenever possible (previously all info was returned by asynchronous callback skypeNotificationReceived)
API bugfix: quickfiltering was not performed after BTN_RELEASED commands
API bugfix: MUTE commands were not working
API bugfix: BTN_RELEASED NO didn't end voicemail recording

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