[Dev] remote communications
twl at osafoundation.org
Tue Aug 31 12:00:45 PDT 2004
The killer feature for Skype is the ability to conference call up to 6
people. Unfortunately, the Mac beta just came out and is missing the
conference calling feature. Also, no firewall hacking was necessary to
get it working, unlike X-Ten VOIP, or iChat AV.
On Aug 31, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Ducky Sherwood wrote:
> Skype -- an VOIP service -- recently released versions of their
> software for Mac OS X and Linux. We might want to consider using it
> to communicate inside the Chandler project instead of telephones.
> It's not open source, but it is free, cross-platform, and works well.
> Ted and I just tested it (me on gentoo Linux and he on Mac OS X), and
> it worked perfectly. There was very little delay, and Ted (who had a
> headset) sounded perfect to me.
> I was using my iPod headphones and the Thinkpad's internal mic, and
> being relatively quiet because I didn't want to disturb other people
> in the office. I wasn't leaning over to talk in the microphone. Ted
> said I sounded soft and slightly far off, but clear.
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