I found a new gmail checker and have used it with great results. It works better than any of those currently in the repositories. It has an ubuntu .deb package that installs very easy. The keyring asks for a password, but no worries, you have an option in the advances tab of the preferences to use a standard file for emails, and this eliminates the need for the minor annoyance of the keyringat startup. It is very straight forward to use, can be set to stay in the tray and allows you to go straight to gmail in your browser or in the OS's default mail option. Works great and integrates well with gnome. How about trying it and consider it for the next release. Feedback welcome.