Skype 188.8.131.52 on Solaris via BrandZ
By Darren Moffat-Oracle on Nov 17, 2006
The Linux (static libqt build) of Skype 184.108.40.206 runs under BrandZ on OpenSolaris nicely. A previous attempt at running the current Linux build of 220.127.116.11 failed due to a missing libasound in the Centos 3.7 install I have. I had assume that this was a non starter since BrandZ only emulates OSS not ALSA. I planned to build a libasound.so fake library that would fail at the appropriate point so that Skypes' audio code would fall back to OSS.
Building the latest (1.0.13) libasound from alsa-project.org and installing it turned out to be sufficient to make Skype 18.104.22.168 happy. No fake filter library was necessary.