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Google Code-in 2013 Haiku

Create a missing 2d toolbar HVIF icon for Haiku

completed by: Wassim

mentors: Humdinger, TriEdgeAI, Diver

Haiku is missing some 2D icons for toolbars that we want you to create.

The goal of this task is to create a HVIF (Haiku Vector Icon Format) icon, that will be included into Haiku for toolbars.

What you need to achieve the goals :

  • Haiku Alpha4.1 installed (a Virtual Machine is good too)
  • Read the icon guidelines (
  • Icon-O-Matic (already included into Haiku by default)


It is worth pointing out that Haiku doesn't normally use 2D icons, but does so on toolbars. Therefore you might read somewhere that 2D icons are big "No-Nos", but you shouldn't take notice for this task.

You are free to take any existing icon included into Haiku as base to do this task, for example :

(NOTE: to open this file you have to use Icon-O-Matic under Haiku)

Before to begin working, it would be good to show a stub to your mentors, so that they can help you with the design and look. You can also take ideas from other operating systems icons, but remember to follow the Haiku Icon Guidelines.

You can download the HVIF icons included into Haiku at this link :

Don't esitate to ask for help to your mentors!