Skype on Solaris ?

Skype-like systems are definitely important nowadays. The problem is that is is generally very well spread on Windows, but much less on other OS, like Solaris for example.  If you are interested in, I encourage you to check this out:

https://imo.im

I've tried it and it worked. I can not say it worked as nicely as Skype on windows, but still, it was somewho not too bad.

For those who are more will to get their hands dirty, there is always Sailfin, a communication oriented version of GlassFish ! :)
Set your own server, link it with your own tools, I did not try it myself but I can say I've seen nice demos !

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just tested it and it's great, but only for voice, video isn't working for me.
Did you succeed with a webcam?

Posted by gerard on May 25, 2009 at 02:22 PM CEST #

Hi Gerad.

I did not try video, no. I saw there is a "Video Chat" link, and saw in the help that it should be working: "Open an IM conversation with the buddy you wish to chat with and click the 'Video Chat' link. A video chat window will open. Click the 'Allow' button to enable your camera and microphone. At this point, you should be able to see yourself and your buddy will be able to see you. If your buddy IS logged into imo.im, a video window will automatically appear on your buddy's screen. Your buddy can now see your every move, so make sure you are not picking your nose. If your buddy IS NOT logged into imo.im, they will receive a link in an instant message. When your buddy clicks on the link, they will be sent to a page on imo.im where they can hear and see you. Your buddy can then optionally sign into imo.im in order to IM you."

But I did not try :)

Posted by Pierrot on May 26, 2009 at 02:07 AM CEST #

it doesn't work, a simple truss on the process shows that they don't try to open /dev/video0 as it is the case if you use a service like http://www.mebeam.com

Posted by gerard on May 26, 2009 at 02:14 AM CEST #

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