Are you saying that before upgrading both you and your partner had no
> audio issues before the upgrade to 2.4?
> Are you both using pulse audio?
I am using pulse audio, my partner has Jitsi for Windows.
> Do you see audio level indications in the settings when picking up a
Everything's fine and works out of the box with Skype.
> Are you going to concentrate on funding the team then?
> It is a common knee-jerk reaction to blame everything on "the stuff one
> does not care about". Believe it or not though, most of our work *is*
> about making Jitsi more stable. The few exceptions to that are things
> that we are helping us fund Jitsi development and keeping it going.
> Note that stabilizing things *very* often goes through "adding new
> stuff". Given Jitsi's multi platform nature there would always be many
> people that wouldn't care about one particular bit and consider it
> superfluous. Obviously that doesn't change its importance to others.
> Of course, all that said, given your criticism on the development
> process, we would be very happy to hear suggestions. It would be
> especially helpful if those suggestions go beyond "someone should test"
> and "someone should fix" and also take into account the fact that people
> need to eat and dress.
I'm sorry if my comments offended you and your team in any way.
But on the other hand, neither am I a programmer, nor a developer. I'm just a user. When I find a bug, I report it; that's as much help as I can offer. I would very much like to help funding the project, but since I'm a student, I don't have any money to spare on that either (paying the bills and rent is hard enough for me).
> "You fix it because otherwise I'll have to move to Skype" is not helping
> anyone in any way.
This was not meant as a threat in any way; I'm an open source / free software user and I very much dislike the idea of having to use a closed source, unfree software like Skype.
But on the other hand, if sound doesn't work, Jitsi is useless for me. And my communications partner then started to push me to use Skype because of "Jitsi obviously doesn't work and is buggy". What could I tell this person - that she's wrong and just imagining the bug?
Skype is a pain in the ass, in matters related to a free (as in freedom) secure communications platform. If I had finished my studies yet, I would gladly give you 2000 EUR from my first paycheck just to fund this great project that Jitsi itself is.
Just try to understand my "user perspective" here: I was trying to convince another person to use jitsi, and the demonstration failed totally because of a bug that simply should have never made it past the development version.
So please, go ahead and develop further! But just make sure to avoid regression bugs in the future at all costs. Nothing is more annoying than a beautiful piece of software that just stops working when you need it most.