[Bug 20788] New: GNOME Panel Doesn't Notify of Program Errors on Startup

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           Summary: GNOME Panel Doesn't Notify of Program Errors on Startup
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gnome-panel
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: punkrockguy318 at comcast.net
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

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 libfoobar.2.0.so.1 could not be found.

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