While browsing some skype related sites, i came across the skype developer site for skype on linux. There's a new version of skype for linux approaching. The release number will be 1.4 and (according to the developers blog), it will be out in about 2 months. According to the developer blog, the new version will be compatible with version 3.2 on windows. That means that linux users can participate on skypecasts like any ordinary windows user!

The devs released a preview alpha version in late april and opened a public bug tracker for the alpha binaries. I'm going to check that out now ...