This is the official discussion area / mailing-list substitute for Pollen, a book-publishing system written in Racket, as well as the related project Quad, a document processor that converts markup to PDF and cooperates nicely with Pollen.
Questions, suggestions, announcements welcome. Your host: Matthew Butterick.
This supersedes the
pollenpub Google Group that was used from June 2015 – August 2019.
No login necessary. All activity happens under the Issues tab.
You need a GitHub account (free; email address needed). Then post a new issue.
What kinds of topics can be posted here?
Anything pertaining to using Pollen or Quad — questions, suggestions, feature requests, etc. (Don’t feel constrained by the fact that they are all known as “Issues”.)
After I post a question, when should I use the “close issue” button?
If you got a satisfactory answer, sure — hit the “close issue” button, and then others will know that no further reply is needed. BTW closing an issue doesn’t delete it or prevent further discussion post-closure. The issue can also be reopened if you change your mind.
Can I search issues?
Yes. Use the search box in the top nav bar, which will search this repository (including all the issues).
To receive email notification of responses
If you start a new issue or post a response, you’ll automatically get email notification of subsequent messages posted to that thread.
To receive email notification of new issues as they are created
That is, in the classic mailing-list style. At the top of the screen, use the “Watch” button to change your status to “Watching”.
Does this replace the Pollen or Quad source repository?
Where should I post bugs?
Probably on the source repo, though I’m not going to be finicky about it.
Why not consolidate all the issues in the source repos?
I prefer to restrict the issues in the source repos to coding-related tasks.