Comment 107 for bug 974480

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Paddy, yes, it may help to contact the developers of those applications -- though if they run their apps on Ubuntu at all, almost certainly they have realized by now that their notification area items don't show up by default.

The Ubuntu Developer site has a reference for using the indicator system. <http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/technologies/application-indicators/>

And Gnome similarly advises that the notification area is deprecated, with an example of what to do instead. <https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeShell/Design/Guidelines/MessageTray/Compatibility>

There is no issue with the developers of Java and Wine themselves. The issue is with the thousands of developers of applications that use Java or that run on Wine. It is not reasonable to expect a Windows application developer, for example, to check whether their app runs on Wine.