If you are interested in testing and providing feedback on this, please let me know. A link to get the .deb package is listed below.
Major change in this version is the utilization of Notify-OSD. If you have a previous version installed, this will say it is the same as I did not update the DEBIAN files. Just "reinstall" over current version.
WHAT IS NEXT: Alpha 2 will make a shift to AppIndicator as the primary program loop. In the process now of writing and doing internal testing of that now.