Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
Thanks for the reply, Castrojo. If the developers can fall back anyway, and you are white-listing Java and Wine apps anyway, why can't we simply white list other applications? Will there come a time when Java and Wine apps no longer work?
The fallback isn't for Ubuntu, the fallback is so the _application itself_ can run properly on systems that don't have appindicator support (like older distros or distros that choose to not support appindicators). This way app authors can support appindicators by adding support for it instead of replacing the old method.

Wine and Java apps have always had integration problems with desktops that are more major than tray icons, we don't really have a solution to that, and there's not much we can really do there.