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Substantive patches can be approved by any two of the current
maintainers (see the MAINTAINERS file), obvious patches by any one of
them.

libwnck sits halfway between the panel (as an applet) and the window
manager.  libwnck can be used by other applications and thus isn't
technically limited to usage as an applet, but it is not stable and
thus other usage isn't recommended unless you want to update your app
often.  If you'd like to work on libwnck, some useful places to look
for more information are:

  gnome-applets/HACKING
    The HACKING file in gnome-applets contains links, tips, and
    information on writing panel applets, debugging them, and various
    best practices with them

  metacity/HACKING
    The HACKING file in metacity contains information on the ICCCM and
    EWMH which cover relevant X and freedesktop.org standards for
    communication between the window manager, specialized programs
    like the window list and workspace switcher applets, and clients.

  http://pobox.com/~hp/features.html
    devilspie is for crack.  Not libwnck.

  gnome-panel/applets/wncklet/
    The actual panel applets based on libwnck (the window list, window
    selector, workspace switcher and show desktop button) are found in
    this directory under gnome-panel, and all run as the process
    "wnck-applet".

  rationales.txt
    This file contains bugs that explains UI choices we've made (kind
    of empty at the moment, but we'll fill it in over time--it's
    similar to the file with the same name in the metacity module),
    and also has a bunch of tracker bugs which serve to help
    categorize bugs.