I just installed Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon, and I am doing the usual new-install dance of trying to find a combination of icons, themes, etc. that make my desktop look and act the way I want. (I am posting this here rather than in the Cinnamon forum because I suspect I am more likely to find an answer that applies to Gnome 3 overall than a Cinnamon-specific one.) Unsurprisingly (given that this is a linux forum) I am finding that building my own collection of icons is likely to produce a more satisfactory result than any pre-made theme, with more of what I want and less of what I will never use.
I am trying to build myself a new icon theme, and in order to know what is essential for basic function, I looked for specification docs, to see if there is some standard setup. I ran across the Icon Theme Specification and the Icon Naming Specification on freedesktop.org, but neither seems to have a published revision more recent than a few years. Did the discussion just move onto the forums, or what? I sincerely doubt everyone involved just lost interest at the same time.
Does anyone know of a published document indicating what a "standard" icon set is for Gnome 3 or Cinnamon? Or should I just start dissecting one of the included themes? I prefer to work from a doc rather than having to reverse-engineer, but I can handle it if that is the only ready solution.
Thanks in advance for any help!