Ok, this is probably not a big issue to write about, however, sometimes small things can be quite a pain in the ass:
Working in the open-source context typically means watching a set of mailing lists of OS projects used in the own project, or watching potentially interesting projects. Mailing lists are obviously the center spot of information. However working with mailing list is not always fun:
- For every project of interest the mailing list has to be subscribed
- Significant email traffic is involved to the own address, so typically a special mail account has to be prepared for that purpose
- To work properly with MLs a filter for each one should be written to pre-sort mailing from different projects into dedicated folders.
- All that is awkward enough, but what if you want to watch some projects for a limited time, checking the status, then it means registering, unregistering, managing filters...