Description of problem:
When one unexpands the default gnome-panel,
the order of the applets changes to a apparently
"random" arbitrary order
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a gnome session for a new user.
2. Unexpand the Panel.
3. Exit and start a new gnome session.
Applets are in a completely different order than the original.
The order of the applets to be maintained.
Guessing, but it looks like after unexpanding, the applets get
re-ordered on a first-come-first-served basis.
It is pretty annoying to have to reorder the applets oneself
I believe the behaviour probably started with fc3.
This still happening with recent rawhide - i.e. gnome-panel-2.10.1 ?
Thanks, moved upstream: