pidgin log in to skype?

David Woolley forums at
Fri Jan 29 17:48:11 EST 2010

Programmer In Training wrote:

> I've used the Skype plugin and I do /not/ recommend it at all. You still
> have to have Skype open and logged in to use it. All the plugin does is

The Skype protocol is encrypted, secret, and I don't think anyone has 
successfully reverse engineered it, so any Skype plugin would have to 
use the Skype API.

> merge the buddy list with Pidgin (supposedly, it didn't work at all for
> me the way it said it would) to let you know who is and isn't online.
> All IMs, Voice and Video stuff is still handled by Skype.

David Woolley
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