Skype 2.8.0.438 Released

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Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2009, 07:20
Category: Software

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On Thursday, Skype released version 2.8.0.438 of its popular Voice over Internet Protocol communications program.
The new version, a 41.4 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:

  • change: spectator window for screen sharing.
  • change: My Account page embedded in the client.
  • bugfix: Skype didn’t hide on OS X login<./li>
  • bugfix: copy/paste from chats was not working correctly.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype froze for a couple of seconds when starting or stopping screen sharing.
  • bugfix: screen sharing windows could be left on screen when a call was joined to a conference.
  • bugfix: PiP didn’t appear in full screen when receiving screen sharing.
  • bugfix: the overlay didn’t appear for fullscreen screen sharing and then the exit fullscreen button didn’t work.
  • bugfix: fullscreen mode would exit after a held call was resumed.
  • bugfix: call could not be ended after being redirected to voicemail.
  • bugfix: the call window layout was broken if the dialpad was shown during a video call
  • bugfix: URLs inside brackets were not clickable.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed after deleting missed events without reading them.
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    skypelogo.jpg
    On Thursday, Skype released version 2.8.0.438 of its popular Voice over Internet Protocol communications program.
    The new version, a 41.4 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:

  • change: spectator window for screen sharing.
  • change: My Account page embedded in the client.
  • bugfix: Skype didn’t hide on OS X login<./li>
  • bugfix: copy/paste from chats was not working correctly.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype froze for a couple of seconds when starting or stopping screen sharing.
  • bugfix: screen sharing windows could be left on screen when a call was joined to a conference.
  • bugfix: PiP didn’t appear in full screen when receiving screen sharing.
  • bugfix: the overlay didn’t appear for fullscreen screen sharing and then the exit fullscreen button didn’t work.
  • bugfix: fullscreen mode would exit after a held call was resumed.
  • bugfix: call could not be ended after being redirected to voicemail.
  • bugfix: the call window layout was broken if the dialpad was shown during a video call
  • bugfix: URLs inside brackets were not clickable.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed after deleting missed events without reading them.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype Access sessions were not terminated properly.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype Access session durations were not displayed accurately.
  • bugfix: sometimes extending a Skype Access session didn’t work as expected.
  • bugfix: after signing in as another user, it was not possible to start a Skype Access session.
  • bugfix: it was possible to start a new Skype Access session before previous one had finished.
  • bugfix: Start Skype Access menu item was disabled when not signed in.
  • bugfix: Skype Access session appeared in red after extending the session.
  • bugfix: sometimes there were two controversial messages about Skype Access availability.
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed when leaving a chat.
  • bugfix: history was not picking up display names from Address Book for text messages.
  • bugfix: text on screen sharing selection buttons was misaligned on Tiger.
  • bugfix: warning icon was not removed after extending online number.
  • bugfix: after auto-recharge, balance pane had space on the right.
  • bugfix: fixed enabling of Quick Add button in text-only toolbar mode.
  • bugfix: sometimes (null) was added as a SkypeOut display name instead of the one specified.
  • bugfix: ESC key now closes emoticon roster as it should.
  • bugfix: fixed text positioning on Tiger for screen sharing selection window buttons.
  • bugfix: if remote contact cancels a file transfer then sometimes it still appeared as pending on the receiver side.
  • bugfix: do not set to status to away during screensaver when auto away is set to 0 minutes.
  • bugfix: the PiP video could draw over Mute/Hold/Transfer overlays.
  • bugfix: fixed video toolbar button enabling for the case where there is no camera or video is disabled.
  • bugfix: fullscreen button and PiP views did not appear on Panther and Tiger if “keep call windows in front” option was turned on.
  • bugfix: fullscreen view was not displayed correctly when entering full screen from the screen sharing spectator window.
  • bugfix: multiple call windows were left open when calls failed.
  • bugfix: call overlay window could appear without the call window if the call window was minimised while the other party was starting video.
  • bugfix: fixed window resizing issues when the other party was starting and stopping video which occurred because the wrong window sizes were being stored in defaults.
  • bugfix: call window would resize incorrectly when the call was put on hold then resumed.
  • bugfix: the call window’s fullscreen button could end up in the wrong position when exiting full screen while receiving screen sharing.
  • bugfix: call window resizes when entering and exiting full screen mode while receiving screen sharing.
  • bugfix: emoticon button rendered before the chat window.
  • bugfix: fixed double free error when exiting fullscreen using the escape key.
  • bugfix: fixed crash on chat close because overlay window was being double deallocated.
  • bugfix: fixed incorrect call window layout which sometimes occurred if the connection was dropped.
  • bugfix: window did not resize correctly when showing the dialpad (it could extend offscreen) if the computer had multiple displays.
  • bugfix: dialpad was not shown when exiting full screen.
  • bugfix: fixed bad volume slider layout in call window which could occur when answering a video call during an existing video call.
  • bugfix: fixed exception being thrown because emoticon button was observing a dealloced chat.
  • bugfix: fixed Quick Add window positioning when item was not first in the toolbar.
  • bugfix: the Quick Add toolbar item appears pressed in all chat windows.
  • bugfix: the dialpad could expand partially offscreen when it was shown, by moving the call window fully onscreen after the dialpad is shown.
  • bugfix: the call window layout was broken if the toolbar was shown or hidden during a video call.
  • bugfix: when assigning multiple contacts to groups screen refreshing was very slow.
  • bugfix: adjusted layout of Quick Add window and make sure it doesn’t run under the Dock when it’s on the left or right.
  • bugfix: added limits to the maximum width of the slider in the call window.
  • bugfix: removed a small visual glitch after reducing size of contact list.
  • bugfix: fixed small problem with rendering flags in chat.
  • bugfix: after restart, second chat window didn’t remember its size and position.
  • bugfix: prevent the user from calling their own online number.
  • bugfix: chat window was not closed after database mount error.
  • improvement: added Retry button to the Skype Access window.
  • improvement: consistency with other Mac apps: added shortcut for Show Offline Contacts, moved Make Text commands to View menu, use Clear instead of Delete wording.
  • improvement: improved enabling of the video and screensharing buttons based on the receiver’s capabilities.
  • improvement: improved toolbar button image rendering.
  • improvement: improved new chat handling.
  • improvement: some string adjustments.
  • improvement: some internal optimizations and improvements.
  • localizations updated.
  • Skype API: implemented get skypeversion.
  • Skype API: implemented: get chat x dialog_partner.
  • Skype API: open options command only accepted uppercase properties.
  • Skype API: implemented ping.
  • Skype 2.8.0.438 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to install and run.

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