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I'm trying to write a modal operator for the timeline, but I'm confused about how to get the current frame cursor in the timeline to follow a 'mousemove' event (and consequently, how to set the new current frame when the operator finishes).

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Solved - in the invoke() function, I set these:

self._initial_mouse = event.mouse_x
self._initial_frame = scene.frame_current

in modal():

self.offset = (self._initial_mouse - event.mouse_x) * -0.1
scene.frame_current = self._initial_frame + self.offset
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