I would like to generate timelines for entites, such as this one:

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I need a tool with support for as many as possible of the following features:

  • Splits
  • Merges
  • Marked points along lines in the chart
  • Marked points along the axes
  • Regions
  • Partitions
  • Vectorized output
  • SVG, PDF, PNG as specific output formats
  • Choice of surrounding overall shape

Also, it has to run on Linux, on x86_64 processors.

Other desired (but not required) features:

  • Libre
  • Gratis
  • Actively maintained


  • I don't mean this kind of timelines (message exchange timelines), nor this kind of timelines (project timeing timeline of blocks for tasks). I mean a timeline with lines describing continuing ongoing, changing, sequences or processes, which can merge, split up, shift position, or end.
  • The example timeline I posted here was created 'manually' using Adobe Illustrator.
  • Any luck finding something or similar?
    – Alex S
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 11:49
  • @AlexS: Nope :-(
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 11:54
  • Gave up? Nothing even remotely usable?
    – Alex S
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 12:11
  • @AlexS: I haven't invested more time actively searching since I posted the question here. Before that - I couldn't find anything remotely usable, although it might be that I just wasn't using the right names to look for it.
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 12:32


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