For Ubuntu 11.10 Bennett’s script has been touched up by Shannon Black, who has added in the following features: –
Support Group Chats
Lists all unread messages
Each unread message opens the relavent Skype chat window
Opening this minimizes Skype, and thereafter clicking it brings focus to skype
How to add Skype to the Ubuntu messaging Menu in Ubuntu
It should go without saying – really, it should – but you will need to have Skype installed prior to following this tutorial.
If you’re using Ubuntu 11.10 you’ll need to download and install the following ‘python-skype‘ package . Although the package was readily available in previous versions of Ubuntu it is not available in Ubuntu 11.10.
The next step is to download the ‘Skype Wrapper’ .deb – this is what puts Skype into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu. Install this as you would any other .deb file (but choose the ‘ignore’ any prompts about the .deb being of bad quality – this is simply an error due to the way I compiled it but doesn’t affect anything.)