Archive for January, 2013

Adium iPhone Cases and free merchandise shipping

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

We’ve just added Adium-themed iPhone 5 (#1, #2) and iPhone 4/4S cases to the Adium merchandise store. We’ve also added some standard-weight Adium t-shirts to augment the American Apparel shirts we were previously offering; these new shirts are less expensive, which hopefully will let more people sport everyone’s favorite duck.

Use coupon code FREELOVE for free shipping in the United States January 28-30.

Microsoft will be dropping MSN for Skype

Friday, January 18th, 2013

It has been reported that Microsoft will be dropping MSN Messenger in favor of Skype.[1]

From what we’ve been able to gather, it should be possible to use MSN in Adium until March 2014.[2] As of this moment, it is not legally possible for us to integrate Skype support (more information: [3], [4]).

Historically, Microsoft has not necessarily encouraged third-party clients connecting to MSN, but they have been tolerated. Not long ago, Microsoft added an XMPP interface to connect to MSN, however it was lacking features and it will be shut down in October. While it’s possible that they could someday add one for Skype, they haven’t provided any indication of doing so.

We know that many of you rely on MSN and we understand that this news is frustrating. It’s frustrating for us as well because, as of right now, we aren’t left with any options. We’ll have to see how this all transpires over the next year. If we find a solution, you can be sure that we’ll let you know.