I was pretty upset after reading that the last status update on the Skype Linux client was back in January. Since I was using Skype on Windows all week last week, I didn’t know how bad it was on Linux until I got back home. What a bummer that all Linux gets is v2.0, while Windows gets v4.0. In particular, I needed the SMS feature. So, now Gentoo has this feature via plugin now too.
Simply emerge net-im/skysentials (which pulls in [dev-python/skype4py]) and run
It is not the best solution hack, but I am afraid it is all that we will get for quite some time based on frequency of Linux client status updates…