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Old 03-21-2012, 08:51 PM
Canek Peláez Valdés
Default Gnome 3 instant messaging

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Serghei Amelian <serghei@thel.ro> wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 March 2012 23:28:11 Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Serghei Amelian <serghei@thel.ro> wrote:
>> > On Wednesday 21 March 2012 23:13:07 Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >
>> >> > Is it possible to get skype into this as well?
>> >>
>> >> No, and I don't think it will ever be possible. Skype uses a
>> >> proprietary protocol, and (AFAIK), there are not 3rd-party clients for
>> >> it.
>> >
>> > Actually... http://developer.skype.com/public/skypekit
>> I had heard about it; but I haven't heard anything about a different
>> Linux client for Skype that the one provided by Skype. Do you know
>> about any? I would love to have a GTK+ client for Skype (Skype it's
>> the only application that I [seldom] use that uses Qt).
>> Regards.
> Hmm, not exactly. Check this plugin for libpurple (used by Pidgin):
> http://code.google.com/p/skype4pidgin/

Ouch, that sucks. You still need Skype running; what I wanted was not
to install Qt, not having it "hidden".

Now that Skype is owned by Microsoft, I'm pretty sure will never see
an independent native 3rd-party client on Linux.

Canek Peláez Valdés
Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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