GNOME Panel Doesn't Notify of Program Errors on Startup

Bug #26876 reported by Lukas Sabota on 2005-12-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

If a program fails to start to to an error (A missing library perhaps), GNOME
will not let the user know that the program has failed to start. The "loading"
seqeunce will just continue to run. A smarter approach to this would be to
probe for stderr and notify the user of the problem. Maybe something like this:

The program failed to start properly.
Details >
  Library could not be found.

Lukas Sabota (punkrockguy318) wrote :

Also: Gnome properly notifies the user if a binary cannot be found. Something
similar should happen for other errors.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. I've forwarded it upstream:

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Rejected → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: seb128 → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → High
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