Where do the icons in the images directory come from? It looks like a mix of sources. Undo and StepForward appear to be from Sun which may create problems (I just read Sun’s licensing of Java look-and-feel icons).
Is there a GPLed icon repository that we can draw from?
Yes. I think we should take as many icons from Tango as we can, and
create the remaining ones according to their style guidelines. I’ve
already identified some in their collection which are suitable. This
is something which is hard to do incrementally, as having a mix of
these and the old icons will look awful.
I couldn’t find it anywhere. You’re right that it otherwise does not offer any problems. But since we only use a couple, why don’t we just replace them with Tango icons. Despite your concerns that it’s inconsistent, it’s inconsistent now anyway.
This problem is much more complex than I’d first thought. In a nutshell:
At present, icons are specified by filename inside modules. That means
we can’t just toss out icons we’ve been distributing—we also have to
do something about connecting the old filenames with the new icons.
I think the right way to handle this is to follow the freedesktop.org
icon naming scheme, which means specifying icons by functional names
(like “action/open-new” or whatever) instead of by filename, and then
providing a mapping from these names to filenams. (This is a lot like
how i18n works for natural languages, Quinean concerns about