Comment 101 for bug 332945

John, one benefit of Ubuntu's package management system is that things like new virus definitions, new Java versions and so on can be combined into the single updates-available window, rather than appearing as separate windows.

No, we have no plans to put up frequent reminders for restarting.
<https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2009-February/027565.html>

"What's so wrong" with the updates-available icon is that it's not obvious.
<https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2009-February/027434.html>

The e-mail analogy fails because the envelope icon is much more obvious.
<https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2009-February/027460.html>

You make a good point about asking people to update when they are disconnected from the Internet. However, I don't know how we would distinguish between disconnected and unable to connect right now, and disconnected but able to connect if asked. If you have particular ideas about how that could be done, please report that as a separate bug.