Whilst the big news in Mark Shuttleworth’s opening address at the Ubuntu Developer Summit was regarding Unity he also touched upon the creation of a new Ubuntu icon theme – one that will be in keeping with the Ambiance and Radiance GTK themes.The icon set is by no means planned to land fully in Ubuntu Natty – the completed set is targeted for Ubuntu 12.04.

Development of the set is to be approached in a similar vein to that of the Ubuntu font – with an emphasis on collaborative testing, feedback and iterative releases building up to make the ‘perfect’ release.

Mark did moot the possibility that some of the work put towards the new icon set could – emphasis on the could here folks – make its way in to Natty.

In what capacity and context? That we’ll found out during the next 6 months…

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