I'd suggest this replaces the Natter widget. Personally I think that all widgets bundled with Wookie should use the same "skinning" mechanism. we don't currently have a skinning mechanism though (see
This is much neater than the Natter widget which is, frankly, ugly in most use cases.
On the other hand the Natter widget has some more functionality (e.g. listing active users) so we should probably allow them to co-exist for a while.
Either way I see no reason why this should not be included in the 0.9 release.
I'm happy to commit it, but since you are a committer I'll delay.