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A new version of the Sound Indicator has been released in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, with a cool new feature: cache the applications so you can launch them from the Sound Indicator even if they're closed. I tried this and unfortunately Rhythmbox crashes 2 seconds upon closing it and then disappears from the Sound Indicator.

The Ubuntu-mono icon pack also got an update with brand new player icons for the Sound Indicator. But they look a bit... weird:

sound indicator ubuntu 10.10 maverick meerkat

Also, clicking anywhere to the right of the new player icons, Rhythmbox pauses.

Well, it's still work in progress and the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat final release is 3 months away so there's enough time to improve.