cvs2ticker is a Python script that hooks into CVS commits and produces Tickertape notifications giving the details of the CVS activity. It can include an attachment pointing to an accompanying CGI script, cvs2web, which provides more detailed information, and can link to other resources such as viewcvs.
The result is that any user subscribed to any particular set of CVS events can view a brief summary of the changes in his or her Tickertape and, with a click, look at the details and investigate further with maximum ease of use. We use cvs2ticker on all our CVS repositories and find that it benefits our distributed development greatly.
cvs2ticker is released under a BSD-style license.