Clarification regarding the usage of skype API's

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Mon Nov 27 09:53:44 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 13:58 -0800, ravik wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to develop a chat application using skype API's on Linux
> Platform. So, is it necessary that the user has to login on skype for
> the chat application to work??? We actually downloaded ddummy
> application from the skype developer zone and ran it in both server
> mode and client mode. Both authentication,connection were successfull.
> Even I got message as "PING succesfull. PID is 0". All this has
> happened only when I logged onto skype using my user id and password.
> Can't the above sequence happen without me logging on to skype???

You need to talk to the Skype people.  Skype embeds an old version of
D-Bus in it which we do not support.  Also being that Skype is closed
source we can not look at the code to see what is going on. 

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at>

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