Thursday, August 20, 2009

Google voice and video v1.0.13

Today, we released the 1.0.13 update for the Google voice and video chat software. All current installations will begin an automatic update within the next few days. If you do not want to wait, you can visit and re-run the installer.

You can use your Gmail account to find out what version is currently installed. Simply go to the Gmail Settings page and look under the "Chat" tab. You will see the plugin version under the "Learn more" link, in small type.

Here's what's new in version 1.0.13:
  • Improved startup time for both voice and video calls.
  • Detection and recovery for some situations that would cause the plugin to hang indefinitely, which could lead to messaging like "Detecting devices" in the settings page or "Add voice/video chat" in the roster or chat menu.
  • Fixed connectivity problems caused by VMWare virtual network adapters.
If you're on 1.0.13 and still having a problem, please report it on the Gmail voice and video chat forums. As always, feel free to email me directly as well.


reuben said...

Dude, seriously!? What's up with Linux?

Pierre said...

DEB packages with VV activated:

juberti said...

Linux. On schedule. Patience.

Trevice said...

we'll wait for the linux version...the day you release it you will make happy a lot of geeks ^^
thanks man

Reuben said...

The software is not particularly interesting to me - more to my friends and family who I have convinced to stick with easy-to-use linuxes and who I have also convinced to refuse Skype for open protocols. Now they are heating up and demanding a jingle client, without building it themselves or using dodgy repos ;) no offense.

I cannot really support them all and quite a few have moved on under the impression they have been talked into a second class desktop OS. Which, quite frankly, still seems to be the case at some majors.

jbr said...

The latest Empathy (2.27.92) interoperates very well with the Google web client, including audio/video.

Nikos said...

That is great news, but how did you get it to work? Mine still crashes on audio/video call..