skype plugin (already have a very rough prototype)

Asked by Andreas Happe

I have to use skype as one of my messaging clients and would like to include support for it in notify-applet.

so far I have a simple python script utilizing the skype-python and python-indicate libraries which:
 * creates a skype entry (opens skype when clicked)
 * shows all unread messages (including timestamp fo retrieval)

 * click on message -> Open message diaglog, something with "user-display" seems to be wrong
 * timeout handling is very messy (as I'm just creating various 5sec timeouts)

Overall the script is very small and hack-able, I think that other users might have a use for it in a couple of days. The quesiton is where I should host ist (launchpad, github, self-hosted). I would prefer it to be included directly with the indicate-applet (if there's some sort of notification plugin system).

Another question is, where do I post questions about indicate and it's python bindings.. currently I'm a little bit confused about some implementation details (eg. why do I need a gobject.timeout_add_seconds call for each IndicateIndicator (that doesn't do anything) to get an Indicator displayed)?

cheers, Andreas Happe

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Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) said :

Feel free to upload it as a branch at

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Stephen Phillips (stephen-kent-phillips) said :

This interests me. My co-workers use Skype, and so, I need to use it to connect with them. I would love to have it integrated. Please keep us updated.

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Andreas Happe (andreashappe) said :

Another alternative is:

which integrated skype within pidgin.

cheers, Andreas

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Andreas Happe (andreashappe) said :

BTW: I've uploaded the applet at

(it's just one file, so it should be easy enough to download).

If I'm finding the time to setup bzr I will add a launchpad repository.