Support SVG image loading from ImageUtilities, primarily for icons. This would be implemented as a special subclass of javax.swing.Icon, rather than through MultiResolutionImage. Eirik Bakke already has most of this code ready.
Motivation: To look good on HiDPI/Retina displays, the NetBeans IDE, and NetBeans Platform (RCP) applications, will eventually need to provide high-resolution versions of various image asset (typically icons). Two approaches are possible: (1) allow each icon to be supplied as multiple bitmap (i.e. PNG) files, one for each resolution, or (2) allow each icon to be supplied as a single SVG file. This issue deals with the latter approach. (The multiple resolution approach is discussed in
On Windows, arbitrary HiDPI scaling factors may be specified, such as 150%, 175%, 200%, or 250%. Additionally, MultiResolutionImage does not work properly on Windows due to https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212226 . Thus, I now consider the SVG approach to be the most feasible one.