Pidgin and the End of Windows Live Messenger

Duncan Berriman duncan at berrimans.co.uk
Thu Jan 10 10:02:00 EST 2013


All I can see there is that there is no announcement re support for xmpp but
it does say the following:-

We recently announced that we'll begin to encourage Messenger users to start
using Skype. As a result, the Messenger developer program will end. Existing
implementations that use Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)
will continue to work until October 2013. Existing implementations that use
MSP will continue to work until March 2014. For support for existing XMPP
implementations, please visit our Forums page.

So does that mean pidgin will work until at least October (via WLM)?

I searched the skype forum as suggested re xmpp and threads have either gone
unanswered or they say there are no current plans (as of about a year ago).

Duncan

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> Of Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman
> Sent: 10 January 2013 14:53
> To: devel at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: Pidgin and the End of Windows Live Messenger
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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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