Skype API Plugin

for Pidgin/libpurple/Adium

by Eion Robb

 

About

This is the Skype API Plugin for Pidgin/libpurple/Adium. If you're already running Skype, you can have your Skype contacts displayed with your Pidgin/libpurple/Adium contacts. It is intended as a complete replacement for the Skype user interface, hopefully everything you can do in Skype you can do with this plugin.

Readme.txt file about this plugin

A Changelog can be found here RSS Feed

Donate

This plugin is Free to use and modify the source code, however it was started because of the large bounty placed on it. So far I have not received this bounty so if you like it as much as I've liked coding it, perhaps you'll consider making a donation? You can either send money using Skype (not through the plugin), or by PayPal from the button on the left. Donations will be put towards web-hosting fees as well as used for testing some of the paid services of Skype. A big thank you to the people who have made a donation.

Important Updates

Skype 4 for Windows will open chat windows even when in silent mode. Change this setting to fix this issue

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Core Programs

Linux
Last update 13 Jan 2013
Windows
Last update 31 Dec 2012
OS X
Last update 16 Oct 2012
 

Other

Protocol Icons

Jakub Szypulka has made up some awesome tangofied Skype icons that you can use, under the creative commons 3.0 licence. Just grab the skype_icons.zip zipfile from above and extract them to your pixmaps/pidgin/protocols/ directory. (The icons are already part of the deb and exe packages)

Skype Emoticons Theme

Andrei Neculau has made an emoticons pack that has the original Skype emoticons (as well as the other IM's). You can grab it from here.

Screenshots

Linux

  1. Add your Skype account to Pidgin
  2. Skype confirms your access
  3. Pidgin comes up in Skype API config
  4. Start Chatting

Windows

  1. Add Skype account to Pidgin
  2. Shows up on the accounts list
  3. Skype double-checks you're not a hacker
  4. Skype contacts, Ahoy! (ooh! buddy icons)

OS X

  1. Add an account
  2. Skype confirms
  3. In the API List
  4. There's some buddies
  5. And a message for fun

Source Code

If you're after the cutting edge source, you can view the subversion repository here or checkout the source by using the following command:

svn checkout http://skype4pidgin.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skype4pidgin-read-only

Contact

You can contact me by preferably emailing me at eion@robbA