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Skype for Mac beta

Posted on Thursday, April 12 2007 @ 10:17:03 CEST by

New features:
  • Chat typing indicator
  • Chat alert highlighting
  • Call transfer
  • Automatic Updates
  • DTMF tones in Skype-to-Skype calls
  • Public chat support (Join)
  • Payments for Skype Prime premium services
  • "Set my status to Away after XX minutes" can be disabled in the preferences altogether by setting the value to 0
  • new chat commands, see /help
  • added "Toggle Dialpad" menu item to call window
  • added alert icon into Services panel
  • added error message for SMS prefs number verification if country does not support setting sender number
  • added Growl notification for remote contact typing
  • added Montenegro flag
  • added Serbia flag
  • added support for mood message (%mood% tag) into chat styles
  • alert icon in the header of My Skype area when one of the services is about to expire
  • better handling of going online when awaking from sleep/gaining network connection
  • birthday reminder is marked as seen after a call or a chat is initiated from it or after it has been double-clicked
  • dock icon jumps when waiting for license agreement
  • experimental Copy Message, Quote Message commands in chat context menu (require SKChatQuotations prefs key)
  • if only one contact is filtered out in the contact list, then toolbar commands work on this contact
  • implemented chat "Copy Chat Link" context menu command
  • improved QuickAnswer panel
  • pressing "arrow down" key in the address bar will select the first item in the history list if it is visible
  • pressing "arrow down" key in the search field of history window will select the first item in the history list
  • Skype became quite slow when the number of unread chat messages was high
  • SMS prefs sender id verification code is now transformed to uppercase immediately
  • "The whole world can talk for free" tagline replaced with "Take a deep breath"
  • added an easy to see "Purchase Skype Credit" button to call window when user is out of credit
  • birthday notifications are marked read when they have been selected for 3 seconds
  • changed button labels in contact removal confirmation dialog
  • changed found contact list in search for contacts dialog - added profile button, removed language
  • changed internals to better support windows switchers
  • possible to remove multiple contacts in one go
  • removed time from birthday notifications
  • updated EULA and copyright text
  • year in birthday notifications is the year of birth now
Bugs fixed:
  • SkypeIn number was not selectable
  • SkypeOut dialler window didn't fade out in certain cases
  • "Number doesn't exist" error was not handled as expected
  • "Request Authorization" menuitem was enabled in the history window even when the selected contact had already authorized you
  • Callto xxx did nothing for already added user.
  • chat add users panel became very slow after a couple of uses
  • chat window online status indicator did not sync with main window when connection dropped
  • clicking 'Add to Conference' while in a 1:1 call changed the call window to a conference, but didn't add the participant
  • contact list was not brought into focus on right-click under certain trackpad settings
  • contacts from mobile devices had offline status icon in the contact list
  • could not change topic by double-clicking
  • crash on profile log out when searc/add window open
  • rare crash when adding contacts
  • deleting some items from history caused the number of missed events to be wrong
  • duplicate appearance of "Messages in this chat are older than..."
  • fixed opening of external chat style (opening copies it to app support)
  • "hanged up" -> "hung up" in notifications prefs
  • if a phone number with proper country code was entered into the SkypeOut dialler then the popup button was not visible next time the SkypeOut dialler was opened
  • If clicked on "1 day" link to get history of a chat for 1 day, then "445 months" message appeared
  • main window had toolbar when user was signed ou
  • main window jumped into old saved position after sign-in if the position was changed before sign-in
  • main window was moved to main screen at startup
  • Not animated SMS emoticon set actually animated in SMS window
  • only online contacts and SkypeOut contacts were in the Call submenu of the Skype menu in the system status bar
  • Opening a chat in separate window from chat drawer showed SMS chat.
  • previously used Skype names were sometimes not shown in the combo box in the main login window
  • Skype didn't recognize phone numbers without international prefix
  • SkypeOut dialler window didn't fade out in certain cases
  • splash screen image was a bit distorted
  • the duration 00:00:00 not shown for missed calls in the history list anymore
  • the chat button in the QuickAnswer panel didn't send SMS in case of an SkypeIn call
  • the country prefix in the popup button of the SkypeOut dialler disappeared for a moment when call button was pressed
  • the number of missed events was wrong under certain circumstances
  • tooltips in contact list didn't work if the missed events panel was open
  • transition from a 1-on-1 video call to a conference call messes up the call window of the receiver
  • Unable to send files to those with (?) status
  • under certain conditions "Mark All Viewed" button was incorrectly disabled after sign-in
  • URI: skype:?eula did not work
  • username was used instead of display name in the message "xxx would like to share video with you"
Skype API:
  • "set call xxx join_conference yyy" command didn't work as expected and caused subsequent calls to fail
  • contact list didn't regain focus after BTN_RELEASED DOWN commands
  • fixed "NSObjectInaccessibleException - NSDistantObject access attempted from another thread" problem
  • it was not possible to call any target with name containing ","
Skype framework:
  • fixed "NSObjectInaccessibleException - NSDistantObject access attempted from another thread" problem
Language files updated:
  • French - Jean-Pierre Kuypers
  • German - Claudius Henrichs
  • Traditional Chinese - Carlos Lee
  • Italian - Alessandro Venturi
  • Dutch - Alexander Henket
  • Spanish - Carola Clavo
  • Portuguese - Francisco Miguel Ferreira
  • Japanese - Takenori Kursawana.

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