Skype 1.4 Alpha for Linux has been released, with quality improvements:
- Audio quality improvements, on par with Windows 3.2 and Mac 2.6;
- More reliable code, thanks to a major rewrite building on Trolltech’s Qt 4.2;
- Better device detection;
- ALSA plugins support;
- UI improvements for file transfer and general layout.
Also there’re still some problems with this Alpha release:
- There are no contact list groups;
- You can’t create new accounts;
- There’s no alert message if your chat message is undelivered.