About message indicator and launchers

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Wed Sep 9 14:02:50 BST 2009

Roderick B. Greening wrote:
> +1 from me.
> It's a MI only as far as I am concerned and as far as the specification goes. 
> Let's stick with that.
> Only applications that are installed and running and having waiting messages 
> should show up here. If it's not installed, not running or no messages, the 
> list would be empty (e.g. the app does not show up). IMO.
> In the current implementation, Kopete and Kmail (for example) show in the list 
> when no messages. I believe they should not show at all as this should not be 
> a launcher (at least thats how I understand what was spec'd - though could be 
> wrong).

If the application entry in the indicator is supposed to replace the 
systray icon, then the application should show up in the menu as soon as 
it is running.


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