One of the problems that I encountered when trying to use thread was that they were not behaving correctly. The Thread would appear to start however it would not run. This was easy to fix but adding the following line to initialize the threading.
In addition to this the class that was running the thread not only had to inherit from the threading.Thread object but had to explicitly call the init on the threads base class
self.xmlPath = xmlPath
self.pycctray = pycctray
Below is a screen shot of the system tray menu, listing the projects that are available to be force built.
# example usage
python pycctray.py http://localhost/ccnet/XmlServerReport.aspx
You can get the latest source from the bazaar repository
bzr branch http://bzr.yeticode.co.uk/pycctray
Alternatively you can download the source files on their own: pycctray.tar.gz