I have this problem on my gnome 2.4, when I create drawers in the gnome-panel and I add application launchers there, they work fine until I reboot, then I cannot launch any application from the drawers... and I have to re-create them.
I found this patch
but I'd like to know your experiences before downloading it. Is there a clean way to solve this problem? Do the patch I linked work fine (it's from a BSD site)?