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 of processes, which can merge or split up.
  • The example timeline I posted here was created 'manually' using Adobe Illustrator.

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