Skype API Plugin for Pidgin

Published › November 4, 2011 0 Comments

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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.

Installation :

For the binary version of the plugin, either install the appropriate package or .exe for your distro or copy libskype to the appropriate plugins directory. On Windows its normally C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins, on Linux it’s normally /usr/lib/purple-2/ or ~/.purple/plugins
On OSX, double click on SkypePlugin.AdiumPlugin to install (may need a restart of Adium). You may need to delete the old version which is at ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Plugins. If upgrading to Adium 1.2, you will need to delete the account and re-add it.

To install swanky looking icons, extract skype_icons.zip to the pixmaps/pidgin/protocols directory (on Windows, C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pixmaps\pidgin\protocols).
To have the right smilies/emotes in your Skype chat messages, copy themes into the pixmaps/pidgin/emotes/default folder.

To compile from source, the easiest way is extract libskype.zip into the ${PIDGIN_SOURCE}/libpurple/plugins/ directory and compile using “make libpurple.so” or “make -f Makefile.mingw libpurple.dll”

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