Thank you for reporting this. I've not used Dropbox for several months so did not notice this earlier on my own. I just now installed the latest Dropbox in. Your report is accurate. I VERY
rarely say it, but I won't fix this issue at this time.ISSUE
In the very latest Dropbox the developers have (negligently) changed the name and/or pathway of their Dropbox tray icon without taking all of 3 seconds
to leave a symlink behind by including in the latest package the result of running:
ln -s /path/to/file /path/to/symlink
So, the Dropbox tray icon displays as a missing icon (red circle and slash).
In other words, this is a Dropbox developer error that results in a trivial appearence issue. FIX (won't fix, for now)
Unfortunately, trivial as it may appear, this is not a quick fix I'm willing to make or I'd just do it now. I'd have to release a whole new 60mb package of uberoxygen-icons
, which contains thousands of icons, with the change of just one added icon
. I won't do that, for multiple reasons. Like you said, this does not affect the functionality of Dropbox
. If it did, the whole issue would be different.
This is only the second or third won't fix, for now
, in the whole history of UberStudent. Given that any update applies to all UberStudent users worldwide, I trust you understand what I think is the wisdom of my reasoning here. I'm building UberStudent 6 now and I'll do dilligence to make sure Dropbox appears as it should. Otherwise, if any functionality breaks in 4.*, I will certainly be glad to quickly revisit this.
The above said, in a possibly needed future update of an unrelated base package for 4.*, I may be able to bootstrap a piggyback update in it for the Dropbox icon.