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    Skype kills third-party IM client support

    It appears that Microsoft/Skype has dropped support for SkypeKit, the code that allows IM clients such as Trillian to connect to the Skype service. This was reportedly announced a year ago, but those of us who are not Skype developers didn’t get the message. According to a Cerulean Studios post, there is no immediate fix coming for Trillian. Based on other blog posts, Cerulean has many unhappy users.

    One possible solution was Pidgin, which supported Skype via a third-party plugin. This, unfortunately, does not seem to work anymore either. (The drawback of using the Pidgin/plugin combo was that Skype had to be up and running.)

    Oddly, on a test Mac, Adium and its Skype plugin still functions — as of today. (Perhaps Skype doesn’t know about Adium.)

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    New Lounger
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    Actually my Skype+Miranda NG set-up stopped working (using Miranda NG Skype plug-in) just after the release to latest Skype level this week (v6.18.0.106). I searched bit a discovered the Skype plugin was discontinued and one had to use the SkypeClassic plug-in.
    This last plug-in requires the Skype local client to run.

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