Hey everyone (and especially Skype users), this is a quick post to inform you that we will be deprecating Skype from our Third Party packages in favor of the flatpak version.
We're doing this because Microsoft no longer provides updated Debian style packages; the source for our Third Party Skype package. See this page for details.
We recommend that users:
- Remove the Third Party Skype package using the Solus Software Center
- Install the official Flathub version with the following commands:
flatpak install flathub com.skype.Client
This assumes you already have
flatpak installed with the Flathub repository, if not use the following commands:
sudo eopkg install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Then reboot your machine, and install Skype as above.
If you have questions, or encounter issues, please post below.
Lastly, special thanks to @ahahn94 and @Staudey, who do most of the work keeping our Third Party packages updated.