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Date:      Fri, 24 May 2013 07:34:17 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: linux_base-c6 && Skype 4.2
Message-ID:  <20130524073417.365aa4d0@scorpio>
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On Thu, 23 May 2013 20:09:35 +0200
Matthias Apitz articulated:

> M$ has Linux Skype 4.2 for some Linux distributions, for example for
> F16; would it be possible to run one of these distributions on top of
> linux_base-c6? Is there any work in progress I could support?
> I have enough systems at home running some 10-CURRENT and could use
> one of them for additional tests/work

According to the web site, these are the minimum requirements for a
Linux version of Skype

Skype for Linux

    1 GHz processor or faster.
    256 MB RAM.
    100 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
    Video card driver with Xv support.
    Either a built-in or external microphone is required for voice calls.
    An internet connection – broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls).
    Qt 4.7 • D-Bus 1.0.0
    libasound2 1.0.18
    PulseAudio 1.0 (optional)
    BlueZ 4.0.0 (optional)

I saw a post, I think it was SlashDot, that the FreeBSD kernel was not
robust enough to handle Skype. You might want to talk to the
developers. You can always download a clean distribution of Skype
from the web site and experiment with it.

Jerry ♔

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