Redundancy with indicator-messages? Suggestion: merge.

Asked by Tyler Nieman on 2011-01-11

I posted an Ubuntu Brainstorm idea here ( ) about the issue and have received mostly positive feedback. As I'm not quite up-to-snuff with the process of branching and merging various codes, nor do I have anywhere near the proficiency with C-languages, I figured the next best step would be to see about contacting each of the projects individually about a potential merge. You can find the corresponding indicator-messages thread here ( ).

The merge is explained in the brainstorm idea, but, for convenience, I shall repost it here:
"Solution #1: Merge the MeMenu and MessagingMenu
Simply merging these two menus would be the cleanest solution. I can't think of any reason why they shouldn't be merged. Right now there's duplicates and jumbled processes between them. I think that, Ideally, merging the MessagingMenu into the MeMenu would be the nicest solution."

My thinking is this: the messaging is going to be related to the user and the various statuses of the user, so merging indicator-messages into indicator-me would make the most sense. Plus I love that little indicator-me icon, much more stylish than the indicator-messages icon.

If this is not the correct outlet for this, please let me know where I can go or who I can contact in order to hopefully get some traction and/or feedback.

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

this forum is for helping people with their ubuntu installation.

bitu-derr (biturica) said : #2

I completely agree that they should be merged into one indicator / menu. I have never understood why they are separate.

I don't use indicator-me, and thus I always un-install it, and sometimes uninstall indicator-messages too.

One of the main reasons I un-install it is because it doesn't just display an icon, it displays text in the panel as well, eating up horizontal real estate (and making it unusable for people who like to use vertical Gnome panels).

If they were combined into one indicator that would preserve some screen real estate in the panel (whether a Gnome panel or a Unity panel).

So will Ubuntu ever combine these two indicator into one indicator? Pretty please?

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