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1= Skype plugin for BitlBee
2Miklos Vajna <vmiklos@frugalware.org>
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4== How to set it up
5
6Before you start. The setup is the following: BitlBee can't connect directly to
7Skype servers (the company's ones). It needs a running Skype client to do so.
8In fact BitlBee will connect to `skyped` (a tcp server, provided in this
9package) and `skyped` will connecto to your Skype client.
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11- You need the BitlBee bzr branch:
12
13----
14bzr branch http://code.bitlbee.org/bitlbee/
15----
16
17- You need to enable plugin support:
18
19----
20http://frugalware.org/~vmiklos/patches/bitlbee-configure-plugins.patch
21----
22
23- To be able to do an install-dev:
24
25----
26http://frugalware.org/~vmiklos/patches/bitlbee-makefile-headers.patch
27----
28
29- Now compile and install it:
30
31----
32./configure --prefix=/usr
33make
34make install install-dev
35----
36
37- Get the plugin code:
38
39----
40git clone http://ftp.frugalware.org/pub/other/people/vmiklos/bitlbee-skype
41----
42
43- Compile and install it:
44
45----
46make
47cp skype.so /usr/lib/bitlbee
48----
49
50- Start skyped (the tcp server):
51
52----
53python skyped.py
54----
55
56NOTE: It's important to start skyped on the same machine and using the same
57user as you run Skype as it uses the session DBus for communication!
58
59- Start your IRC client, connect to BitlBee and add your account:
60
61----
62account add skype <user> <pass>
63account set 0/server localhost
64----
65
66IMPORTANT: <user> should be your skype account name. This way you won't see
67yourself joining to `&bitlbee`.
68
69NOTE: the <pass> option is not used currently.
70
71== What works
72
73- Download nicks and away statuses from Skype
74
75- Noticing joins / parts while we're connected
76
77- Sending messages
78
79- Receiving messages
80
81- Receiving away status changes
82
83- `skyped` (the tcp daemon that is a gateway between Skype and tcp)
84
85- Error handling when `skyped` is not running and when it exits
86
87- Marking received messages as seen so that Skype won't say there are unread messages
88
89== What needs to be done (aka. TODO)
90
91- add/remove users, detect when somebody wants to add us
92
93- Due to some API limitations, I have no idea how to change status. This affects:
94  * When you `/away`, Skype will be still show `Online`
95  * When you `account off`, Skype will not set status to `Offline`
96  * When you `account on`, Skype will not set status to `Online`
97
98== I would like to have support for ...
99
100If something does not work and it's not in the TODO section, then please contact me!
101
102== Screenshots
103
104You can reach some screenshots http://frugalware.org/~vmiklos/pics/shots/bitlbee-skype/[here].
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