13.04 has dropped support for old-style systray indicators. This may or may not be a step in the right direction in the long term, but it's extremely inconvenient in the short term.
There are at least four apps that I regularly use that have a systray icon, and half of those are completely unusable without it. I going to need a work-around to get by.
In the old days it used to be possible to run a gnome-panel in a Unity desktop, and get the old gnome2 widgets and indicators that way. However, whilst gnome-panel still runs, it also seems to have moved on and there's no way to configure a systray any more (or is there?)
Does anybody know of any alternative systray providers that might be compatible with a Unity desktop? Maybe xfce or lxde has one?
I'm aware of the PPA with a modified Unity, but that's not ideal, and anyway I'm running Saucy, so that doesn't apply.