Comment 378 for bug 332945

I know this is probably no consolation for a lot of us in the short
term, but there IS an option here: Like any other free open-source
software, source code for all of what makes up Gnome is available. If
Gnome is taking a turn in an undesirable direction, there's no reason
why Gnome can't fork. It's not like we're entirely powerless here.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chauncellor <email address hidden>
Reply-to: Bug 332945 <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 332945] Re: [Jaunty] Update Notifier icon would provide
useful status information
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:22:25 -0000

mb_webguy: Perhaps you should take a look at bug number 1 :). While
Linux might not care, Ubuntu does.

Really, I'm just scared to death of Gnome 2.30/3.0 modeling too much
after Mac - meaning having nothing of real productive value in the GUI
(good lord, if there's a dock, I swear I'll kill myself). If this
happens, I believe for the first time I'll be considering switching over
to KDE. I've always loved GNOME for the two+ years I've used it, and I'd
hate for it to get spoiled. Don't get me wrong, I'm welcome to changes
in GNOME, but if there isn't a good substitute for the notification
area, which seems to be the ultimate victim, I'm afraid I wouldn't be
the only one ditching it.

I digress, though. ddumont, even though I agree with you, I feel that
aggression won't get us anywhere. MPT knows that the majority of us hate
it already. At this point in time, I'm just pleading for an option. Give
us an option to keep the notification tray if we end up not liking the
alternative presented, and please give us the option of having our
updates showing up in there.