has stated that they will be dropping support for the Skype desktop API. This adapter will likely stop working in the very near future (If it hasn't already... this change was slated for December 2013).Microsoft
The adapter was always a hack at best, if you are looking to set up a bot for your company or community I would HIGHLY recommend using a network that better supports scripting such as Campfire or IRC.
hubot-skypeas a dependency in your hubot's
package.json(use this repository url
git://github.com/netpro2k/hubot-skype.gitas the version)
- Install dependencies with
- Install Python dependency
- Log into a Skype client on the same machine you are running hubot
- Run hubot with
bin/hubot -a skype
The Skype adapter works by communicating through a locally running Skype client. You need to create a Skype account for your bot, and log into it on a Skype client running on the same machine as hubot. When you first launch hubot with the Skype adapter, Skype will prompt you to allow for API permission. You must allow this before the bot will work.
OS Specific notes
On Windows, it's possible to communicate with Skype via native COM interface without installing Python (which is not preinstalled in this OS) but using edge.js (.NET adapter for Node.js).
So, if you don't have Python installed and target only Windows machines, you can try Skype4COM adapter.
Please not that you shouldn't use it if planning to run your script on other operating systems.
The current version of Skype4Py doesn't play nicely with the 64 bit version
of python on OSX and would immediately cause a segmentation fault, but a
workaround has been established in this repo using the
arch command (see
/src/python32bit for details).
If this built in workaround doesn't seem to work, you may need to force python
to run in 32 bit mode by setting the environment variable
export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_32_BIT=yes ./hubot -a skype
If you would like to use a different transport type than the default (
you may set the
HUBOT_SKYPE_TRANSPORT environment variable. Currently
supported values are
dbus. More information on
Here's the most direct way to get your work merged into the project.
- Fork the project
- Clone down your fork
- Create a feature branch
- Hack away
- If necessary, rebase your commits into logical chunks without errors
- Push the branch up to your fork
- Send a pull request for your branch
Copyright © Dominick D'Aniello. See LICENSE for details.