Re: I believe we should reconsider our sys-tray removal

On Sat, 2019-03-23 at 11:06 -0700, Britt Yazel wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Congrats on an excellent 3.32 release! As the one handling the front
facing side of our social media accounts, I can safely say that the
users are EXTREMELY happy with the changes, both features and
performance, so give yourselves a nice pat on the back :-)

I want to re-poen an old argument now that we have seen the effects
of removing the sys-tray/app-indicator tray for well over a year. In
short, the users are not happy. I believe our goals of putting
pressure on application developers to ditch the antiquated app-
indicator model fell mostly on deaf ears, and not having the sys-tray 
icons is mostly a nuisance for people, and big pain point for many.

However, I don't think we should go forward into 3.34+ without a 1st
party solutions in place for how to treat sys-tray icons, because
(sadly) they're not going anywhere.

The status icons were removed for technical and design reasons. The
design reasons haven't changed:

And the technical reasons haven't either, as those status icons are X11
only and will stop working as more more apps are ported to Wayland.

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