Skype to retire its Desktop API, 3rd party apps & accessories may stop working

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  1. FROM THE ARTICLE: The client will work fine, but any other 3rd party application – could be a plug-in, could be a browser extension, which is interacting with the Skype’s desktop client will have its access provoked.

    MY RESPONSE: “Revoked,” not “provoked.”

    As to the overall point: Yes, changing the desktop client and then not allowing anyone access to the API will, indeed, make things harder…

    …but, trust me, if someone who REALLY knows what s/he’s doing wants his/her plug-in or other whatever thing to interact with Skype on the desktop, or on a phone, or in the cloud, or on Mars, it can be done.

    That said, the article’s correct about how this will effectively disable pretty much anything that ever once hooked-in to Skype…

    …which I think is a really dumb move on Microsoft’s part, for whatever that’s worth.

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    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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