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[Note: SSHlist has been deprecated,in favor of SSHplus. SSHlist will no longer be developed, but is still made available]
Since moving to Ubuntu Natty, I've missed the sshmenu applet a lot.
So I spent an hour to writeup a functionally equivalent appindicator menu. And so sshlist was born.
Using sshlist is simple. From the instructions:
Of course, much of that could be automated, patched and/or packaged. For now simply head to the repository, click on "sshlist.py" and grab the raw file, and follow the above instructions.
Update: Benjamin Heil extended sshlish for simplestarter, which allows launch of multiple applications with various arguments. It might suit your needs.
Update 2: SSHplus is better! This version will no longer be maintained.