In an attempt to prevent additional git (or maybe just git-svn?) induced PTSD , Asheesh kindly created a git phrasebook . If you, too, are a Subversion deserter and want to figure out how the whole branching thing works in git, this may be useful to you.
Someday I’ll write up my thoughts on distributed version control and “convention versus configuration”, which seem to overlap in this deployment. But not today.