Downloads:

2,840,270

Downloads of v 8.56.0.103:

87

Last Update:

30 Jan 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Tags:

Skype VOIP voice over ip video conferencing admin

Skype

Downloads:

2,840,270

Downloads of v 8.56.0.103:

87

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Skype

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This package was rejected on 05 Mar 2020. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

chocolatey (maintainer) on 30 Jan 2020 12:10:43 +00:00:

User 'chocolatey' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 30 Jan 2020 12:42:28 +00:00:

skype has failed automated validation.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 30 Jan 2020 13:05:55 +00:00:

skype has passed automated testing.
This is not the only check that is performed so check the package page to ensure a 'Ready' status.
Please visit https://gist.github.com/bc86e553ea168e844ec4c04a84d9f1f0 for details.
This is an FYI only. There is no action you need to take.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 19 Feb 2020 13:06:40 +00:00:

We've found skype v8.56.0.103 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 05 Mar 2020 13:10:26 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move skype v8.56.0.103 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

Status Change - Changed status of package from 'submitted' to 'rejected'.

Description

Skype - Install Skype, add your friends as contacts, then call, video call and instant message with them for free. Call people who aren't on Skype too, at really low rates.

Notes

The package have the following known issues.

  • Skype automatically starts after installation (no known way to disable it yet)
  • A desktop shortcut is automatically created.

tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'Skype*'
  url            = 'https://download.skype.com/s4l/download/win/Skype-8.56.0.103.exe'
  checksum       = 'a18bf240bfdadb7d55f5a9140b403ed01b68ad7c4be33e2fafcf044d7bb73ce1'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = "/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP- /LOG=`"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:chocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).InnoInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Skype 8.58.0.93 19 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Skype 8.57.0.116 20 Monday, March 2, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Skype 8.55.0.135 17601 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Approved
Skype 8.55.0.123 9849 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Approved
Skype 8.54.0.91 49086 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
Skype 8.54.0.85 24108 Monday, November 4, 2019 Approved
Skype 8.53.0.85 47506 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Approved
Skype 8.52.0.138 46893 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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