SlickPanel It is a project that has practically just been born and is maintained by a user called Andrew Higginson, who, not finding an alternative to the panel Gnome convince him, be fast, and withstand the indicators of Ubuntu, decided to create your own.
I don't know for sure if it's a fork of gnome-panel or it's written from scratch. Its appearance is this:
SlickPanel reaches version 0.02 and now incorporates its own configuration tool.
To install it we can use the packages that are in the PPA from the author.