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

I don't think that using TopIcons is somehow bad or impure, it is just inconsistent in whether or not it is maintained or not. The fact that we have Topicons, TopIcons Plus, and TopIcons Redux just shows the inconsistency. And our end-users all probably don't know which of the three is the the one they should use. And this doesn't even begin to mention KStatusNotifier which is Ubuntu's solution.

An extension for this purpose is fine imo, as long as it is made very well clear WHICH extension. 

I love @fmullner's idea of him taking on a "GNOME official" extension, something that could even be bundled by default in the "gnome-shell-extensions" package that many distros have: 

It seems like Florian has already expressed a willingness to step up in this instance 

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:06 PM Matthias Clasen via desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org> wrote:

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:24 PM <sri ramkrishna me> wrote:


I am too, but there is more to this.  I'm forced to use topicons or
some other because when I ask an application to quit, I have found that
some applications don't really quit but instead are sitting in the
notification area.  That's kind of sub-optimal.  So even if you like
the change we are forced to put topicons back invalidating the design
because not everyone is playing fair.

The strategy we went for with the message tray removal was to say:
If you have applications that insist on using status icons in this way,
use the topicons extension.

You make it sound like using topicions is somehow impure or bad.
It isn't.
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