As it seems we're switching to SVG, I'm wondering if it's possible to suggest already existing icon sets like the ones coming out of the Tango Project? The Tango set is growing, and I think it'll fit BeOS well. Tango seems to have some great guidelines also.
Yes, as I have already written, it is fine to suggest existing sets (as long as the license fits, of course). I will have a look at Tango, could you please provide a URL?
There's also some additional sets available linked to from the site.
Whatever we may end up with, I want to express the importance of a unified look, and if it's going to be possible to change icon sets (like it is in Lotz' Tracker version IIRC), it's important that these changes are system wide. Maybe this is further ahead in time though.
At first, (I think) we wont provide a tool that does this for you. Unless someone writes it in time (I won't). But my vision is that it will be easy to adjust the overall color palette used throughout all icons. Anyways, either creating all icons from scratch or importing an existing set will be enough work already, lets worry about one thing at a time!
It is important that we stay focused, this is about agreeing on a design, which will be difficult enough, so let's please be disciplined about the subject. Also please read the entire emails, the first question was already answered. (I don't mean to be harsh, I'm just mentioning it, because threads tent to quickly lose focus on this list... or stuff goes in circles :-})
Best regards, -Stephan