|Project:||Chaos tool suite (ctools)|
I'm not sure if this would be a Panels issue or a Features one. There's some background here: #740074: Exported panel variants as features are incompatible with each other.
If the Panels UI allowed for the naming of contexts then you could prevent them from over-riding one another and conflicting in the Features module (and there may be other use cases too). I'm actually working in D6, but I guess D7 would be the place to raise a feature request like this.
Anyway, just wondering if you think this is something Panels should do, or if Features should be responsible for managing conflicting Panels context names?