timeline plugin display range

Hi! I'm playing around with the timeline plugin - I finally got it to display, but I'd love to customize the date range it opens to. I saw the thread on the dev list at http://groups.google.com/group/omeka-dev/browse_thread/thread/e1185cf91133ff83/2e5226c049b23f9a?lnk=gst&q=simile#2e5226c049b23f9a

but I'm wondering if anything else has been updated since then. If not, can anyone give more specific advice about how to center my timeline differently (perhaps at Jan 1, 1900)? I tried inserting the suggested code in createTimeline.js in plugins/Timeline/views/public/javascripts but apparently not in the right place. Can anyone address more specifically where to put this code / how to customize this?

Thank you!

From my reading of that thread, you should be able to add the following JavaScript:

<script type="text/javascript">
Omeka.Timeline[0].setCenter("January 1 1900");

to the page which has the Timeline.