Will indicator-appmenu be backported to Lucid?

Asked by bitu-derr on 2011-02-07

I wondered if the Unity global menu (with XUL and Libre Office support) will be backported to Ubunu 10.04 and usable with Gnome 2.x?

I also wondered what features from the Gnome2 Global Menu the Unity version will be missing, if any (e.g., I make use of the window switcher drop down in the Gnome2 Global Menu applet -- literally the only thing I am missing with that version is the support for programs like Firefox, I have zero other complaints about it and prefer not to lose any features from it).

I don't want to use Unity, I prefer my existing Gnome Panel setup because I am not hampered with a netbook screen resolution, and I have no need for touch on my screen. But I would like to use a global menu bar that works with more applications, within the context of Gnome 2.x, if possible. I'd like to be able to maintain something like this, in the LTS release, with support for more applications:
http://i.imgur.com/lxJJk.png

If it could be completely standalone and perhaps even work with potential forks of Gnome like EXDE, or even Xfce, that would be nice too. Seems Gtk is the common denominator?

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2011-02-09
Omer Akram (om26er) said : #1

no it wont be backported to ubuntu-10.04 since there have been a lot of changes to libdbumenu and indicators during the cycle. as far as gnome2-global menu case is concerned. even if you have the current patch for firefox to use global menus it wont work with g2g menus

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