skype-wrapper 12.10 Empathy - no online-account

Bug #1058965 reported by Simon K on 2012-09-30
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Bug Description

I can't use skype-wrapper with Empathy 3.6.0 because i can't add an "online-account" for Skype.

Empathy 3.6.0 dosn't allow to add accounts via "Accounts". Instead it opens "online-account" in gnome-control-center. But in "online-account" there is no option for adding Skype.

My Wish: Add an "account-plugin-skype" to your ppa.

Simon K (octav14n) on 2012-09-30
Changed in skype-wrapper:
status: New → Opinion
Toni Förster (stonerl) wrote :

I don't understand why you cannot use skype-wrapper with Empathy 3.6 the Skype-account has to be set up in Skype. The only function that is used from Empathy is the global online status. And as far as Iḿ concerned it is not even remotely possible to add such an option because the skype4py doesn't support that.

Nonetheless, if you set up you account in Skype, skype-wrapper should work. The Account-Plugin is something that Skype itself needs to implement IMHO.

Simon K (octav14n) wrote :

So, how do I enable skype-wrapper in Empathy 3.6? (to show my skype-contacts in Empathy)

I can't go "Empathy" --> "Accounts"/"Konten" --> "Skype". Because "Accounts"/"Konten" opens gnome-control-center.
I can't Add a "Listen to my Skype-Program"-Account (because it's not there)

In Pidgin this is not a problem because Pidgin dosn't use "gnome-control-center --> online-accounts" but for empathy this is the only way (I see) to add accounts?!

Christian Rupp (grissi) wrote :

We haven't started implementing anything yet. You have to set up another account in empathy (google, msn, fb, icq or whatever (except irc)).

Changed in skype-wrapper:
status: Opinion → Confirmed
papukaija (papukaija) on 2012-12-27
tags: added: quantal
removed: 12.10 account-plugin account-plugin-skype empathy online-account skype-wrapper
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