[Pidgin] #15387: Messenger from Microsoft will be in some version?

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Fri Feb 8 02:55:16 EST 2013

#15387: Messenger from Microsoft will be in some version?
 Reporter:  mama21mama        |       Owner:  QuLogic
     Type:  plugin request    |      Status:  closed
Milestone:  Plugin Suggested  |   Component:  MSN
  Version:  2.10.6            |  Resolution:  invalid
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Comment (by DryerLintPurple):

 The [http://theflamingbanker.blogspot.com/2012/11/pidgin-and-impending-
 shutdown-of.html| blog post] on this mentioned that the devs weren't sure
 what the fate of their XMPP interface was going to be. In case it hasn't
 been seen since then, here's [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-
 us/live/ff519582.aspx| the word from MS]:

 " We recently announced that we’ll begin to encourage Messenger users to
 start using Skype. As a result, the Messenger developer program will end.
 Existing implementations that use Extensible Messaging and Presence
 Protocol (XMPP) will continue to work until October 2013. Existing
 implementations that use MSP will continue to work until March 2014. For
 support for existing XMPP implementations, please visit
 our Forums page].

 BTW, [http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2012/11/30/updates-to-yahoo-
 messenger-features/| Yahoo scrapped their MSN/Live Messenger
 interoperability], and I'd guess that they're privy to more details than
 we are. Probably safe to say that it's just a matter of time before they
 shut the lights out on us.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15387#comment:8>
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