Ayatana Packages for Debian
For what exactly Ayatana is, Ubuntu's wiki page may be helpful.
One suggestion from IRC: "it's a collection of projects to help applications provide a uniform presentation on the desktop", and apparently an amalgamation of useful bits of Ubuntu's Unity now that Unity's going away.
The current status of this effort is tracked under Ayatana/Packages.
OBSOLETE; not found! Alioth project page: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-ayatana/
- IRC: #debian-ayatana @ irc.debian.org (OFTC)
pkg-ayatana uses Git as VCS.
Each package lives in its own Git repository (pkg-ayatana/<package>.git) which usually should contain only a master branch with the debian/ folder only. Alternatively, a git-buildpackage based package workflow is also possible / acceptible.
Ubuntu Indicators -> Ayatana Indicators transition