Good job! Would like to see it as an independent file format and tools like external editor support and cli compiler (to html/pdf/svg etc.)Reply
Looks similar to Mermaid-js's Gantt chart support: https://mermaid-js.github.io/mermaid/#/gantt
Once nice thing about Mermaid is it's built into [GitHub's markdown](https://github.blog/2022-02-14-include-diagrams-markdown-fil...) and has support in NotionReply
As mentioned in a Github issue, would love to store the Markdown file in my code repository (roadmap) and the markwhen server to deploy hosting the file to my static domain when I deploy my code.
Other than that, you are making amazing progress! And fast also.Reply
This looks neat. I wish it used iso8601  dates. It’s pretty convenient as the time periods uses the format YYYY-MM-DD/YYYY-MM-DD and I think is easier to mentally parse than MM/DD/YYYY-MM/DD/YYYY.
Of course I didn’t even know what a solidus (“/“) was until using iso8601.
Also, I usually find standards pretty much as overhead, but 8601 seems pretty good as a universal standard.Reply
Really awesome to see this evolving to this stage :)Reply
Maybe I'm skimming over this too quickly... but what part of this is like markdown exactly? The monospace font?
Does seem potentially cool and useful though.Reply
Fcuking hell, this looks good!Reply
How about a markdown for any hierarchical info?
And diffing to know what changed on git etc.Reply
This is very cool! Awesome job!Reply
Very interesting. Why is there work inside of the education sections of the life timeline? In the project planning example, I could see it being useful to have something like $ref references from Swagger to e.g. reference a duration from a project group into the overall section.Reply
This is awesome! I want to see other tools like this. I dream of a project management system that is text based and lives in your codebase seems we are pretty close with this. Planning (this), comments / descriptions (markdown), identity / people (??), tickets (??) Anyone know of something like this?Reply
This might not be what you're targeting as a use case, but is there any way to do BCE dates?Reply
Nice. It is open source?Reply
Very cool! One suggestion, this is not Markdown, this is plain text for timelines.
Don’t be afraid to distinguish your tool from its inspirations.Reply
wow very cool, light mode can be also coolReply
Hat tip to a fellow follower of CGP Grey's yearly themes :)Reply
Clicking and dragging doesn't seem to work for me. Firefox 102.0b8, LinuxReply
Someone at Microsoft please please buy/license/implement this for GitHub projects.Reply
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Missed opportunity not naming it "Markdown for When (feat Lil Jon)Reply
I like it! very pretty and useful. I really needed for something like that for commercial proposals. Nice workReply
This is an excellent landing page that immediately draws my attention and shows why I'd want to use this. This is a great example of how a landing page can demonstrate a tool quickly.Reply
For all those who are requesting ISO8601 dates -- according to the GitHub repo  these are already supported:
> Dates: A date can be expressed in a few forms. Human readable dates are supported, like 1665, 03/2222, or 09/11/2001, as well as IO8601 dates, like 2031-11-19T01:35:10Z.Reply
Crazy, I just had this idea last week. Although I was imagining a “mermaid for roadmaps”, so closely related but not exactly the same. This looks really cool though!Reply
This would enable a much appreciated Obsidian plugin, it seems a natural fitReply
Anyone ever run across anything like this with a simple syntax that can do a timeline with split AND merges? I've always wanted something like the linux timeline  as an interactive timeline that can both split and merge.Reply
I'm working on an MIT-licensed time-tracking tool in my spare time and I'm hoping somebody (in a "this is not legal advice"-capacity at least) can enlighten me on licensing here:
If I am understanding the AGPL-3.0 correctly (and assuming that the format is also under the license), I could NOT add an "export to Markwhen" feature to my project without then being forced to convert it to AGPL-3.0. Is this correct?Reply
Can the renderer be used separately to embed in other editors?Reply
I’ve been working on markwhen as a way to easily create timelines just from text.
I’ve used it personally to help plan and coordinate my own wedding (https://markwhen.com/rob/wedding) and for keeping track of life events, and I’ve seen it used for event planning, project management, and to visualize historical events or periods of time.
I personally like tools that let you immediately start using them, and I set out to do that here with markwhen.
Let me know if you have any questions!Reply
nice! i have been using a combination of org-mode / taskjuggler to produce gantt so far. Bit this looks nice and could be use for simpler use cases.Reply
I definitely can't use this, the date overhead is too much. I agree with the other commenter, YYYY-MM-DD is the way to go.Reply
If only this were a vertical timeline with a print-friendly format. Its great, but a guy can dream....Reply