notification area is/will be obsolete

Bug #584537 reported by zpletan
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Ubuntu Manual
Benjamin Humphrey

Bug Description

I am reading the Ubuntu Manual v. 788 (as part of the "Show us ya bugs" initiative), and in Chapter 2, on pp. 23-24, I believe I have discovered an incorrect information bug. The Manual makes frequent mention of the notification area here; however, the notification area is supposed to be going away by Maverick, and is currently on end-of-life/end-of-support, as it were, in Lucid. This (if it is determined a problem) should be changed to application indicators.

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Kevin Godby (godbyk) wrote :

We'll adjust this in the Maverick release. For Lucid, there's still a notification area.

Changed in ubuntu-manual:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → ubuntu-manual-maverick-alpha
status: New → Confirmed
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Jason Cook (jasoncook599) wrote :

A list of changes for Maverick has been made at I have added this bug to the list.

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Ryan Macnish (nisshh) wrote :

The notification area is deprecated in favour of the indicator applets now, but is not officially gone until Natty Narhwal (11.04).

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Benjamin Humphrey (humphreybc) wrote :

I believe the notification area is still being called the notification area, just the behaviour is changing. To differentiate between old and new behaviour, developers have given the new system a name "application indicators."

To the end user, it's still an area for notifications - therefore, notification area. Therefore, I think the text is okay.

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Benjamin Humphrey (humphreybc) wrote :

Updated a few things here and there.

Changed in ubuntu-manual:
assignee: nobody → Benjamin Humphrey (humphreybc)
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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