Comment 1 for bug 567499

Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

Indeed, the notification area applet is being phased out in favour of the indicator applet. Unfortunately, NetworkManager has not been patched to use the new technology, because it generates quite complex menus. Hopefully that will be ready for Ubuntu 10.10.

Main source of info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationIndicators
You may also want to check out: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MessagingMenu and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemIndicators

I'm marking this invalid as it is not a papercut, but a major design discussion. Feel free to bring it up on a mailing list (probably ayatana or devel-discuss) if you still feel strongly about the situation: https://lists.ubuntu.com/ … probably https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-devel-discuss , more specifically.

Thanks for your interest! Don't worry, I think we all have similar feelings about the current transitional state.