Kubuntu 15.04 comes with the new Plasma 5 desktop from KDE. I like Plasma 5, but the tray icon of many non KDE applications is not supported. Someone suggest to install wmsystemtray and use an “ugly box” floating around in your desktop 🙁
I have just found another solution: install libappindicator1! To do this, you have to install the libappindicator package…
sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
…add then install the WebUpd8 PPA and the plugin “Pidgin Indicator”
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pidgin-indicator
NOTE: you can also download only the “Pidgin Indicator” plugin here and skip the WebUpd8 PPA step.
Happy KDE Plasma 5 experience! 🙂