Re: New Unity, whitelist disabled = bad
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.
Originally Posted by Paddy Landau
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.