Pidgin and the End of Windows Live Messenger

Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman buanzo at buanzo.com.ar
Thu Jan 10 09:52:48 EST 2013


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Some additional info on that front:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/messengerconnect/thread/1e97ea40-1176-4833-8c8f-58373037908a

On 01/10/2013 11:50 AM, Duncan Berriman wrote:
> Don't know if this has been mentioned before but I just happened to notice that
> http://www.jabbim.com/ claim to have a skype gateway, it's an XMPP / Jabber gateway so perhaps
> skype does indeed have an xmpp interface.
> 
> Duncan
> 
>> -----Original Message----- From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On
>> Behalf Of Peter Lawler Sent: 06 November 2012 20:41 To: devel at pidgin.im Subject: Re: Pidgin
>> and the End of Windows Live Messenger
>> 
>> On 11/07/2012 07:08 AM, Jaldora Kyor wrote:
>>> Pidgin hasn't been interested in dealing with Skype.
>> 
>> This isn't true. Pidgin is very interested in dealing with Skype.
>> 
>> Just requires someone to come up with a cleanroom reverse engineered Skype library and for
>> Skype to not do stuff like (say) banning accounts that use non-official clients (not saying
>> I've seen this, but am saying I've heard stuff sort of like that goes on)
>> 
>> What pidgin does right now is expose enough API so that people who don't care for adhering to
>> the GPL license can load Skype DLLs and other tricks to get Pidgin talking Skype. Until such
>> time as the cleanroom and ban 'issues' are addressed, that's all that there will ever be.
>> 
>> As an aside, I do find it odd that MSN went to XMPP and now moving to Skype. Kinda almost
>> makes me wonder if they may have Skype prepping to do some XMPP stuff itself.
>> 
>> P.
>> 
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