[Freeswitch-dev] NEW skypopen installer and easy Skype client download, Skype calls on FreeSWITCH in one minute

Giovanni Maruzzelli gmaruzz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 12:31:39 MSD 2011

Dear FreeSWITCHers,

after a fair amount of effort, I ended up with a new way to install
and use mod_skypopen on Linux.

No more looking around the internet for the lost Skype client for ALSA.

First, we can use the readily available Skype client for OSS.

(added benefit: no more need for ALSA driver. I wrote skypopen.ko OSS
driver, that's very easy to compile and install, and do not need to
mess with the operating system installation.)

Second, I wrote an installer that automatically do all the tedious
work for you: download and install the skype client, create the config
directory for Skype clients, create the config file for mod_skypopen,
create the script that launches the Skype clients.

I hope those improvements will lower the barriers for Skype calls on FreeSWITCH.

Actually is ludicrously simple now, and after you compile FreeSWITCH,
mod_skypopen and the skypopen.ko OSS driver it will take like less
than one minute to have a complete installation of mod_skypopen ready
to make and receive calls.

All automatic, no more need to fiddle around with the Skype client
download, configurations, authorization, etc.

Is all well tested, but maybe there are still some bugs, and maybe the
docs are not clear/easy enough.

Please have a look at the new and improved wiki page and let me know
what do you think about (and maybe test the procedures).


You must update to the latest git to have all the goodies.

Thank you all for your support,



Giovanni Maruzzelli
Cell : +39-347-2665618

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