In a typical show of carelessness (or incompetence), Skype has announced that they have a new version available for download, and someone from Skype Staff has suddenly appeared in their User Forums, telling people to download it to solve problems. BUT, when the poor users download what should be 188.8.131.52, they find that they appear to have gotten 184.108.40.206 - the previous (current) version. Which is right - is it 248, with the wrong number still identifying it, or is it still 244, even though the download page says otherwise? No one knows yet, so instead of perhaps getting a problem fixed, the users are getting even more confused.
So, if you have been waiting anxiously for yet another release from Skype, in hopes of fixes for their hundreds of video, presence, audio and other problems... well, you'll have to wait a little longer until this sort out this latest fiasco.