Message Indicator: Opt-in or Opt-out

Yuriy Kozlov yuriy.kozlov at
Wed Sep 30 15:41:30 BST 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> It was my understanding from the last Kubuntu meeting that the decision was
> the we would provide the message indicator widget on the panel by default
> because there are non-KDE apps in the repository that have been patched to
> unconditionally expect and indicator to be present, but that we would not
> enable indicator support in Kubuntu desktop apps and let users opt-in.
> I am checking this because at least Kmail defaults to on (even for upgrades).
> See
> Before I 'fix' this, I wanted to check and make sure my understanding of the
> decision was correct.
> Scott K

I guess I missed this meeting, but I think it's silly to have the
indicator there and apps patched but have the functionality disabled.
I think it should either be all enabled, or all off, but I guess it's
been decided.  I also think it's a bug if an app expects some applet
to be there and crashes otherwise -- is that the case for these
non-KDE apps?

~ Yuriy

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