Removal of notification area

Joao Pinto joao.pinto at
Fri Apr 23 09:33:38 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Chandru < at> wrote:

> If notification area is going to be removed as mentioned in this post,
>, how will
> applications which do not target Ubuntu alone and are not maintained by
> Ubuntu developers work?
> For example, Skype currently places its icon on the notification area.
>  There are also a couple of open-source applications (Exaile for example)
> which use the notification area.  Given the fact that these are written for
> Linux in general and don't target just Ubuntu, why would they adopt the
> Ubuntu way of placing icons, when it won't work on any other distribution?
Because they want the application to be properly integrated with the OS ?
Developers don't need to replace the existing notification area code, they
just need to add support for the integration menus so that will work where
such facility is available.

I am not sure there will be enough interest/manpower to extender all the
current Ubuntu packages to this, most likely the notification are will be an
optional component if you need applications which us it.

Best regards,

João Luís Marques Pinto
GetDeb Team Leader
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