I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is started in skype by somebody else (and I am member of that group), I won't be able to participate in that group chat from skype. And I see the following messages when I run pidgin --debug :

(11:22:59) skype: Sending: 'GET CHAT 19:fd0b517a127d4e8290360fe778cee977@thread.skype STATUS' (11:22:59) skype: Received: ERROR 105 Invalid chat name

Any idea how to get it working?

Regards, Seenu.

  • Maybe you have some non-standard characters in the chat's name? – davidbaumann Jan 7 '15 at 6:38
  • The chat name is not chosen by anybody and skype internally does it. If I do "/get name" in the chat windows in skype, I get : [12:48:57 PM] System: name=19:fd0b517a127d4e8290360fe778cee977@thread.skype And FYI, this problem is for all the group chats that are happening in skype. – Srinivasa T N Jan 7 '15 at 7:20

now https://web.skype.com allow to use some API so is possible to use it to connect using pidgin here is the project: https://github.com/EionRobb/skype4pidgin/tree/master/skypeweb


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