Skype 2.5 BETA released!

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Skype 2.5 BETA released!

Post by Digital Puppy » Wed May 03, 2006 9:25 am

For all you Skype users, there is a new version available today: Sype, Release date: May 3, 2006.

Seems like a pretty major upgrade according to the detailed change log.

Change Log
03.05.2006 version

* feature: Ability to Send SMS
* feature: Predictive Dialer
* feature: Shared Groups
* feature: View Outlook Contacts
* feature: Payments in Client
* feature: Improved Account Creation
* feature: Improved Upgrade
* feature: Call quality Feedback
* feature: Simplified Installation
* feature: Voice level indicators in conference call
* feature: File Transfer resumes after restart of Skype
* feature: API group types PROPOSED_SHARED_GROUP and SHARED_GROUP (protocol 6 only), commands ALTER GROUP xx SHARE <text> and ALTER GROUP xx ACCEPT/DENY
* feature: API commands GET CALL xx RATE and GET CALL xx RATE_CURRENCY
* feature: API commands SET UI_LANGUAGE <iso> and GET UI_LANGUAGE
* change: Improved video quality
* change: Removed windows platform check for video
* change: Disable the Test Webcam button when Skype knows there is no webcam present
* change: Improve error message when sending files to Pocket PC users
* change: Replaced some ringtones
* change: Accessibility: contact mood text accessible via MSAA
* change: Accessibility: Implement MSAA support for search results
* change: Language file editor has simple search and ordering possibilities
* change: Profile window changed to non-modal
* change: Clarified 'contact details' in authorization requests
* change: Sound file too big error shown already on import
* change: Improved dialog wordings
* change: Current chat window position at beginning of unread messages when opening the window
* change: Only focused emoticon is animated in the emoticons roster
* change: API protocol 6
* change: API: conference calls that had been made or received with version 2.0 or older are not considered as conf calls any more
* change: API: After conference call is finished, CONF_PARTICIPANTS_COUNT shows number of all participants no matter when they had left
* change: new language files Bulgarian, Czech , German , Estonian , Hungarian , Italian, Norwegian , Dutch , Polish, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Romanian, Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Brasilian Portuguese
* bugfix: SkypeOut call quality deteriorated in long calls over bad network
* bugfix: Fixed some corner cases where presence was shown incorrectly
* bugfix: Mood message was truncated incorrectly
* bugfix: Chinese symbols input to chat window problem with Wubi Input Methods
* bugfix: No confirmation on deleting Voicemail
* bugfix: Remove my mood message from 'my panel' title when opened
* bugfix: Video not updated when on hold
* bugfix: Pressing "cancel" did not restore previous settings for Voicemail in options
* bugfix: Calling invalid number with callto: did not show error dialog
* bugfix: Default action button in multichat for people you have not authorized should be 'add', not 'call'
* bugfix: Ampersand does not show correctly on tab header
* bugfix: Double click did not work on quickfiltered chats
* bugfix: After applying Quick Filter the previous group was changed
* bugfix: Could not select URL in chat
* bugfix: After adding new SkypeOut number Skype should focus on it
* bugfix: When only one contact in the contact list, it should always be expanded
* bugfix: Sort order in Contact List does not follow local collation order
* bugfix: User Interface language change not applied to error message
* bugfix: TypeDown search does not start at focused contact
* bugfix: Long filenames were not truncated in File Transfer window
* bugfix: API: If APPLICATION for app2app communication was created and closed without deleting it, next time it was impossible to create it again.
* bugfix: API: BTN_RELEASED deleted first character entered on Addressbar
* bugfix: API: OPEN SENDCONTACTS to multiple targets did not add recipients to form
* bugfix: API: Setting TIMEZONE bigger than 86400 was broken
* bugfix: API: ALTER VOICEMAIL actions were not returned uppercase
* bugfix: API: Sometimes on deleting voicemail notification VOICEMAIL xx STATUS DELETING was missing
* bugfix: API: SEARCH MESSAGES <username> returned other users' messages also
* known issue: upgrading to 2.5 and downgrading from 2.5 might take time depending on call history length
* known issue: conference call participant names lost in call history after upgrade
* known issue: DTMF tones from dialpad do not work
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 03, 2006 9:43 am

Lot's of bug fixes!

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