skype support

Bug #662069 reported by ImG on 2010-10-17
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libtelepathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: empathy

skype is very popular... but
1. linux version is ugly =)
2. using one messenger for chatting with friends is better
may be this can help

Arnaud Soyez (weboide) wrote :

For Pidgin they did something similar to that, ( but the bad point is that you need to have Skype running as well.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's a telepathy request.

affects: empathy (Ubuntu) → libtelepathy (Ubuntu)
Changed in libtelepathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in libtelepathy:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in libtelepathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Lee Hyde (anubeon) wrote :

I'm curious, are there any on-going efforts to develop a telepathy connection manager for Skype? I've seen fleeting references to something called telepathy-spirit, although it would seem that this is/was a closed sourced project run by Nokia (bad form!) and as such is only available for Maemo/ARM.

Frankly I'm getting rather fed up using Skype's own client and the telepathy-haze/libpurple workarounds are tedious and feature incomplete (no audio/video calls!). So the sooner an official telepathy connection manager for Skype appears the better (SIP simply isn't as widespread, and trying to convince a Windows/Skype user to switch to a SIP provider is like pulling teeth)

PEIGNOT Kévin (kpeignot) wrote :

I don't think, but skype will release soon a new skype API, which goal is exactly this : being able to adapt any interface very easyly on Skype. Actually, it exists skypeforpidgin, but it required skype to be started, with the usual interface. The new API will permit any interface to use skype functionalities, without having the whole skype client installed. It's actually in a closed beta state, but should be released very soon.

PEIGNOT Kévin (kpeignot) wrote :

Wrong, scuse, happened after the installation of oneconf, but just when I click on the sign in button.

PEIGNOT Kévin (kpeignot) wrote :

(SCuse again, worng window... we can't suppress comments?)

I don't know is it legal (according to skypekit licence), but I started telepathy-skykit project

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