For everyone that has problems with the applet, you can compile it from source . In order for it to compile succesfully you must first hack your gtk . Type this on the terminal
and then follow the instructions here. If you are not on Feisty you must download a different gtk from the one linked in the above post(for edgy you need 2.10.6) and some dependencies may have a different version number but you can find the correct version by searching the names in synaptic.
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Now to compile the applet. Get the sources here.
Untar them go to the newly created gnome-macmenu-applet directory in the terminal and type:
Change the third line from :
Now compile and install the applet by entering this into the terminal :
Again, if you are not on Feisty the libpanelappletmm-2.6-dev may not be the correct package, just run synaptic and search for a package starting with libpanelapplet or libpanel-applet and a -dev in the end and install it.
sudo apt-get install libwnck-dev gnome-panel libpanelappletmm-2.6-dev
gcc -std=c99 -Wall -Werror -fno-strict-aliasing -DFOR_GNOME `pkg-config --cflags --libs libwnck-1.0 libpanelapplet-2.0 gconf-2.0` $CFLAGS $LDFLAGS -o gnome-macmenu-applet macmenu-applet.c
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/gnome-applets
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/bonobo/servers
sudo cp -f gnome-macmenu-applet /usr/lib/gnome-applets
sudo cp -f GNOME_MacMenuApplet.server /usr/lib/bonobo/servers
log out and relogin, add the applet to your panel and everything should work.
If all this seems difficult or doesn't work for you can try the precompiled packages for Feisty, get them here.
Untar them in a preferably empty directory , navigate there in the terminal and type
. Now we must also get the applet that is attached to the bottom of this post and follow the instructions under Panel Applet on this post to install it.
log out and relogin, add the applet and everything should now be hopefully working.