"file skype" says "skype: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, BuildID[sha1]=0x3223447b98867e62fbed258aa0da4f2281ab6f11, stripped" though, and it has no other libraries etc. included.
Originally Posted by jrch2k8
Yeah I can't find wine references. Not sure where he got that from.
Not a Wine Wrapper
Somebody said that this is just a wine wrapper around the Windows Skype client but that is not true at all. As was posted above, the binary is a native 32-bit ELF executable. An ldd call shows:
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xb76e1000)
libasound.so.2 => not found
libXv.so.1 => not found
libXss.so.1 => not found
librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0xb76ca000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb76c4000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb758e000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xb757c000)
libQtDBus.so.4 => not found
libQtXml.so.4 => not found
libQtGui.so.4 => not found
libQtNetwork.so.4 => not found
libQtCore.so.4 => not found
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7560000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb7477000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb744a000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb742d000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb728c000)
libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xb726e000)
libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb726b000)
libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xb7265000)
As you can see, not only is this not a Wine wrapper, the Skype client is actually linking to the Qt libraries so there definitely is some Linux-specific code going on for at least the UI.
when i checked my process list i saw a wine process and since was a clean boot i only had skype4 open. seen that ldd log seems im wrong.
Originally Posted by d2kx
dunno maybe i got some hanging wine process from other stuff and relate it too the skype
I use wine (crossover to be specific) every day at work to run MS Office 2003. If I could, I would immediately switch to LibreOffice, but LibreOffice is still not able to handle MS Office documents properly. Most macros do not work and even the layout of normal day to day documents is messed up. LibreOffice still has a long way to go until it can be used as an MS Office replacement in daily business work.
Originally Posted by scottishduck
They are not using wine. They are using a 32bit executable that uses the i386 compat libs.
Originally Posted by Temar
Ok thanks, good to know. Does the new version have ads?
Originally Posted by who_me
Skype for Linux is and was always a native Linux-application.
Originally Posted by jrch2k8
This would be why there's no significant work on a replacement for Skype or reverse engineering Skype.
Replacements already exist.
There is no REASON to work on yet another replacement or to reverse engineer Skype. Better software is already available. Right now. Much of it already under Open Source Licenses.