First we need to take care of some dependencies. Open your terminal and type this (all one line):
sudo apt-get install libgnome-desktop-dev libpanel-applet2-dev libgtop2-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev network-manager-dev libhal-storage-dev libiw-dev libgnome-menu-dev libresmgr-dev libavahi-core-dev banshee f-spot mono
Next download and install this .deb file made by cbudden here.
Then download and install slab.schemas.zip and extract it to your Desktop and do this in your terminal:
Now when you right-click on your panel up top and choose 'add to panel' you will notice that in the 'Miscellaneous' section there is an option called 'Main Menu'... this is the one-button SLAB menu. You will also notice that there is now a control panel for Ubuntu. Right-click on programs and 'add to favorites' or drag and drop to modify it.
I played around with my panels a little but my top panel still seems so bare!
If you want to check out the cvs source and try to compile it:
cvs -z3 -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gnome login
(hit enter for password)
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/gnome co -P slab
Thanks to the SLAB thread in the Ubuntu forums.