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Google Code-in 2012 Haiku

Create a HVIF icon for vCard files using Icon-O-Matic

completed by: Guillermo Bianchi

mentors: Barrett, Eugene Katashov, Diver

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web or instant messaging.

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

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)

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!