Skype-2.0 is here!
Hans Petter Selasky
hselasky at freebsd.org
Sat May 30 08:51:34 UTC 2009
On Saturday 30 May 2009, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Monday, April 14, 2008 a las 10:17:12PM -0800, Beech Rintoul
> > Finally, skype-devel has been updated to the new 188.8.131.52 version.
> > This is the one that includes video and any input to get this (video)
> > going is appreciated. Everything else seems to work as advertised.
> > If you're going to update to this version, please read
> > UPDATING-20080318.
> > Enjoy,
> > Beech
> Hello Beech,
> I'm running on my laptop 8-CURRENT (of May 28), have the pwc.ko loaded
> which gives me a device /dev/video0 and pwcview is showing my face; as
> well I have installed skype-184.108.40.206,1 from the ports which works fine
> but does not recognice the video device; what should I do or test to
> bring this together? Thanks
We need some common effort to get Video4Linux USB devices working on FreeBSD.
First of all we need to push a video4linux library.
int videodevx_open(int unit); /* returns a handle, not neccesarily a
int videodevx_read(int hdl, ptr, len);
int videodevx_write(int hdl, ptr, len);
int videodevx_ioctl(int hdl, cmd, arg);
int videodevx_mmap(int hdl, void *addr, size_t len, int prot, int flags, int
fd, off_t offset);
int videodevx_getfd(int hdl); /* used for polling */
int videodevx_close(int hdl);
Some work in progress is available from:
svn --username anonsvn --password anonsvn \
Download "linux-2.6.29" to "ulinux/linux"
make clean all
NOTE: It's not linking yet.
Second, we need a userland port for Video4Linux, which I am working on. So
that the application directly receives the USB data and talks to the webcam
through -lvideodevx and the new BSD licensed -lusb .
Third we need to convince everyone to use videodevx when opening video
devices. On linux videodevx will simply be a wrapper for
open/close/ioctl/... . On FreeBSD videodevx will be a complete USB webcam
Anyone that wants to join heads?
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