broken fallback icons in standard notification-area
Seems like fallback icons for any application using libappindicator when the indicator widgets are not loaded (and indicator-
Judging from my testing, this is because while libappindicator expects to use the "-panel" suffix as fallback for icons appearing in the notification area, most of the applications patched to support indicators do not provide such an icon (and it's also not provided by any theme).
The latest testing I've done was made with the GNOME icon set (turning up icons from the hicolor set AFAICT), but this also affects ubuntu-mono and Humanity; see the attached screenshot.
I think expecting the -panel suffix fallback for icons should be removed, and any applications actually using and expecting this to work should be fixed, to either drop the use of that suffix and ship icons without it in their name, or drop the duplicated icons with a "-panel" suffix. An especially critical case of this is when applications or themes ship both the -panel suffixed version of the icon and the version without in two separate identical files rather than using symlinks.
Applications confirmed to be affected:
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: libappindicator1 0.3.0-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-
Date: Thu Mar 31 11:07:48 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-07 (24 days ago)
|Changed in libappindicator:|
|status:||New → Confirmed|
|importance:||Undecided → High|
|assignee:||nobody → Ted Gould (ted)|
|Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Fix Committed|
|arunj (engineerarun) wrote : Re: [Bug 746495] Re: broken fallback icons in standard notification-area||#9|