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KDE Beeze Icons: Project Structure: Some Questions

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Hi there,

I'm new to KDE development and there are a few things that I don't understand and/or can not find information about.
I hope this is the right place to ask. :-)

First of all: The Breeze icons are amazing. And the documentation at is very well-written and has helped me understand quite a few things in regards to layout, colors, etc.

Starting Point
The first page I found was
I noticed that the License link is dead. I want to use some Breeze icons in my own LGPL-3.0 application and would like to link to the official page.
Which one would that be? :-)

Project Structure
Found at
I know that you provide "index.theme" files so that the icons can easily be used in Qt (e.g. by QIcon::fromTheme).
However, I do not fully understand where to find which icons in the project structure.
While I do know how Qt loads the icons according to the freedesktop standard, I couldn't find any details on why (for example) you use a folder name "22@2" that is simply a symlink to "22". Why a symlink? :-)

Is there a way to get an overview over _all_ icons so that I don't see duplicates? I know that some icons have different icons (border-width, etc.) for different resolutions (as far as I can see), but going through each directory to get an overview is a bit annoying. :-)

The README does not tell a lot. It would be great if it could also point to this forum. I also don't find any details on what icons are provided in the webfont.
Looking into the code ( ... file.js#L8 ) I could see that icons in "actions/22@2x" are used, but couldn't find any reason or information about that.


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It's been a few months. Could anybody help here? :)
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If you don't get an answer here, please ask in the KDE-VDG channel on Matrix

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