Best FOSS alternative for skype?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Fri May 13 19:53:02 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at> wrote:
> Second thought: JITSI (formerly known as SIP communicator) makes use
> of native code for certain routines (surely having to do with webcam
> support and audio, to avoid the mess that was Java Media Framework
> (JMF)).
> You should ask in the Jitsi-developer mailing list, I´m sure they´ll
> be more than happy to help get Jitsi built smoothtly for Fedora repos
> using OpenJDK.

I've subscribed to the dev list we'll see where it leads, but one
problem I can see already is that it bundles ffmpeg, so the package
would have to be hosted on a 3rd party repo (RPMFusion or atrpms).
Even then, bundled libraries are still discouraged. Hopefully they
don't customize it and can use the system installed ffmpeg...


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