If we had Skype support for Solaris, I could probably ditch this half baked mess of Linux hosts running VMware guests with OpenSolaris and Nexenta. I want just a single host OS for my development box.
Right now the single biggest barrier to running OpenSolaris on my desktop for my job at Nexenta is Skype. But this is silly, because Skype works in Linux, and the APIs should basically be compatible. Especially with the OSS layer that we already have in OpenSolaris these days via Boomer.
If someone at Skype sees this (good luck trying to find a contact on their web site!), and wants to work with me on it, I'd be happy to help them work through the issues of getting a native Skype port.
If anyone who has an "in" at Skype reads this post, please forward it to your in at Skype.
If any folks are paying for business services from Skype, feel free to let them know you want a Solaris client, and there is an expert on the Solaris audio stack waiting to help.
(On a side note, I'd also like to have VMware on Solaris as well. Yeah, I know about VirtualBox, but I need support VMware for clients, and it would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just host VMware guests on my development head.)