I am writing to propose an enhancement on the way stops are defined and
edited in the gradient editor on Inkscape. Sorry for cross-posting to
the user and devel lists, but I would like feedback from both crowds.
The idea is that the stops of the gradient are shown as circles on a
larger gradient preview area, with the X axis representing the offset of
the stop and the Y axis representing the alpha of a particular stop.
Also, note that the circles contain the colour that corresponds to the
particular stop. Please see the attached diagrams.
Despite being a programmer myself, I won't be able to implement this
feature right now, mainly due to my limited C++ ability and lack of
familiarity with the Inkscape codebase. Hopefully someone will like it
enough to give it a go.
It would be great to see what people think.