I usually use TortoiseCVS to commit and I save the commit log along with a date and time stamp along with a bugID in the filename so that I know I committed what and what files were modified working on that particular bug ID, etc. Intellij 6 and 7 have this cool Changes window which has now become indispensible for me in doing proper commits. It would be great if there was a Copy to clipboard icon or something that would allow the user to be able to insert into the clipboard info about the files that were changed + the commit message. The user like me could then open up notepad paste the info save it in their manner of choosing and thus have a catalogue of things that he had worked on and changed. What say you?