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From: "Canek Peláez Valdés" <caneko@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] Gnome 3 instant messaging
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:04:14
Message-Id: CADPrc828D78gGKyBRxHaV7+v4B4LHxzpcjPnbsmq0EFVsMwGvQ@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] Gnome 3 instant messaging by Serghei Amelian
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Serghei Amelian <serghei@××××.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@××××.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. Regards. -- Canek Peláez Valdés Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México