claws-mail-indicator is a simple plug-in which adds support to Claws Mail for the Ubuntu indicators. Notifications are displayed in the Messaging menu, with the option to display a notification bubble each time new messages arrive. It was developed and tested on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) 64-bit.
xsettingsd is a daemon that implements the XSETTINGS specification. It is intended to be small, fast, and minimally dependent on other libraries. It can serve as an alternative to gnome-settings-daemon for users who are not using the GNOME desktop environment but who still run GTK+ applications and want to configure things such as themes, font antialiasing/hinting, and UI sound effects.