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Version 1.9.0 Released

This is a periodic release


  • Locale date formats correctly at start of timeline.
    (#116 <>_)


  • There is an optional tool bar that contains buttons for toggling some

  • "To time" in event editor is correctly laid out when checking "Period".

  • Images can be dragged and dropped on an event to change icon.
    (#103 <>_)... read more

Posted by roger lindberg 2016-01-31

Version 1.8.1 Released

This is a bugfix release. It fixes a critical bug that disables editing numerical timelines.

Fixed crash reports:

  • AttributeError: 'NumTimePicker' object has no attribute 'show_time'
    (#117 <>_)
Posted by roger lindberg 2015-11-10

Version 1.8.0 Released

This is a periodic release.


  • Timelines can be created using the "The Dark Eye" (Das Schwarze Auge, DSA)
    official calender.


  • When you scroll vertically by dragging, the view moves proportionally.
    (#88 <>_)

  • Containers expand vertically when they contain overlapping events.
    This is an experimental feature that must be enabled.
    (#39 <>_)... read more

Posted by roger lindberg 2015-11-01

Version 1.7.1 Released

This is a bug fix release.


  • Content of .timeline file is not erased when it is opened. This was a bug
    that has now been fixed.


  • Minor strip font is only bold for weekend days. A bug made it a bit random

Fixed crash reports:

  • AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Color'

  • AttributeError: 'EventEditorDialog' object has no attribute 'set_focus'
    (#89 <>_)

Posted by roger lindberg 2015-08-17

Version 1.7.0 released

This is a periodic release of Timeline. It contains many solutions to problems
identified by users of Timeline.


  • Events can have multiple hyperlinks.
    (#30 <>_)

  • An experimental feature allows entering dates before 4714 BC. This allows
    larger time periods to be created.
    (#51 <>_)... read more

Posted by roger lindberg 2015-08-04

Version 1.6.0 released

Solved problems:

  • Dividerline slider pos preserved between sessions
  • Introduced a Gradient Event box drawer
  • A new Event box drawer is added (gradient draw)
  • When selecting period in event editor - end date = start date + 1 day
  • Introduced background Era's
  • Bitmaps used to mark fuzzy and locked edges
  • Fixed crash when opening preferences dialog (wxPython
  • Fixed crash when opening hyperlink
  • Fixed crash when using experimental feature locale date
  • Fixed crash when entering non-ascii characters in feedback dialog subject or text
  • Crash report: AttributeError: 'MainFrame' object has no attribute 'open_timeline'
    (#22 <>_).
  • Crash report: PyAssertionError: C++ assertion "Assert failure" failed at
    ../src/common/sizer.cpp(1401) in DoInsert(): too many items (9 > 24) in grid
    sizer (maybe you should omit the number of either rows or columns?)
    (#21 <>_).
    This was only a problem with wxPython 3.
  • Crash report: KeyError: '33'
    (#26 <>_).
    This happened when using experimental feature 'locale date'.
  • Added export function timeline -> CSV
  • Crash report: ValueError: to_julian_day only works for positive julian days, but was -32104
    (#43 <>_).
Posted by roger lindberg 2015-04-27

Version 1.5.0 released

New features, enhancements:

  • Made progress bar thinner to improve visibility
  • Made progress- and done-colors selectable
  • Deeper zooming, to one minute, enabled
  • Introduced the concept of 'Experimental features'
  • Experimental feature - Mark event as done
  • Experimental feature - Extend container height
  • Experimental feature - Locale date formats

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed: Crash report: Duplication subevent
  • Fixed: Crash report: Clicking Return in datetimepicker in Event alert editor
  • Fixed problem with duplication of containers
  • Fixed problem with menus requiring a timeline
Posted by roger lindberg 2015-01-30

Version 1.4.1 released

Bug fix:

  • Fixed: Crash report: AttributeError: 'MemoryDB' object has no attribute 'events'
Posted by roger lindberg 2014-11-12

Version 1.4.0 released

New features, enhancements:

  • Added undo feature
  • Added a context menu to the timeline window
  • Added a notification window at the top of the screen when opening a read-only timeline or a timeline that is not saved on disk
  • Expanded range of numeric time picker
  • Added import dialog

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed the following error when using wxPython >= 2.9: AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Color'
  • Fixed the following error: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
  • Fixed navigation problem, go to time, for numeric timeline
  • Synchronizing a timeline that has been modified by someone else actually reads the modified timeline instead of ignoring it. (This bug was introduced in version 1.1.0.)
Posted by roger lindberg 2014-11-08

Version 1.3.0 Released

New features, enhancements:

  • Event description included in search target.
  • Search result can now be presented and selected in a listbox
  • CategoriesEditor is now resizeable

And some bug fixes

Posted by roger lindberg 2014-06-23

Version 1.2.4 Released

Bug fix:

Exception in event editors when "Add more events after this one" is checked.

Posted by roger lindberg 2014-04-07

Version 1.2.3 Released

The version 1.2.3 of Timeline has now been released.
The correction release number (.3) is caused by problems detected during the release work of version 1.2.0
This release contains the following changes:

New features, enhancements:

  • Shortcuts can be user defined.
  • Events now have a progress attribute.
  • Find feature for categories with Ctrl+F when mouse in category tree.
  • Event duration is displayed in the status bar
  • Alert dialog appears on top and beeps when shown... read more
Posted by roger lindberg 2014-04-06

Version 1.1.0 Released

New features, enhancements:
* Century labeling changed. Century 0 is now removed
* Menus for Zoom In and Zoom Out
* Menus for vertical Zoom In and vertical Zoom Out
* Numeric Timeline
* New category tree in sidebar

Posted by roger lindberg 2013-12-28

Version 1.0.1 released

Released on 4 October 2013.

Bug fixes:

  • Events Disappearing when zooming
Posted by roger lindberg 2013-10-13

Version 1.0.0 released

Released on 30 September 2013.

After about 4.5 years in development, timeline 1.0.0 is released. This is the
first time we increment the x-component of the version number
(:ref:label-version-number). The main reason for doing so is that timeline
can no longer read files produced with timeline versions before 0.10.0
(released over 3 years ago).

The other big thing in 1.0.0 is that the experimental support for dates before
year 0 is no longer experimental. We have rewritten large parts of the date
handling partly to be able to support BC dates in a better way.... read more

Posted by roger lindberg 2013-10-13

Status update

During the summer, we have been working on the next release of timeline which will be version 1.0.0. The reason why we increase the first component of the version number is because we drop support for the very first timeline file format. It was last used in version 0.9.0. If you have been using a later version, you won't notice any change.

The other big thing in the 1.0.0 release is that the experimental support for dates before year 0 is no longer experimental. We have rewritten large parts of the date handling partly to be able to support BC dates in a better way. Any feedback on this change is appreciated.

Posted by Rickard Lindberg 2013-08-13

Version 0.21.1 released

Bug fixed. Exception when exporting image

Posted by roger lindberg 2013-07-19

Version 0.21.0 released

Two timelines can now be merged and categoris can be set on multiple events at the same time.

Posted by roger lindberg 2013-07-19

Version 0.20.0 released

A "Save As" menu alternative is now available.
A locking mechanism is implemented so now it should be possible for multiple users to use the same Timeline file at the same time.

Posted by roger lindberg 2013-07-19

Version 0.19.0 released

The abilty to define URLs on events and execute "Goto URL" to open a Web browser. Implements a 'fit week' navigation function. Help text has been added to describe vertical movement of events. The build script generates a zip file with only LF as line endings in files. Year 0 has been removed from Timeline display when using extended date range.

Posted by Rickard Lindberg 2013-01-09

Version 0.18.0 released

Zooming with scroll wheel zooms at cursor position instead of center.

Posted by roger lindberg 2012-10-04

Version 0.17.0 released

This release enables the creation of allert messages associated with an event.

Posted by roger lindberg 2012-06-15

Version 0.16.0 released

One new feature: group events in containers. Also fixing bug which casued timeline files with non-English characters in the name to not open.

Posted by Rickard Lindberg 2012-01-30

Version 0.15.0 released

New features are: custom font color for categories, measure distance between events, and only break text in balloon if needed to keep balloon on screen. Most critical bug fixed is that SVG export now works for non-english characters.

Posted by Rickard Lindberg 2011-10-30

Timeline version 0.14.0 released

This release fixes a few bugs. It also adds support for moving multiple events at once. Events have also gained a few extra fields so that they can be marked as fuzzy, locked, and ending today.

Posted by Rickard Lindberg 2011-07-27