I am also using a Mac and prefer SourceTree as a frontend for my source control. It handles the git-svn stuff automatically and very nicely.
The problem I have is that we use a nonstandard branching organization in subversion, but I want to be able to switch between different subversion branches inside of my local git repository. I couldn’t figure out how to do this for the longest time, and finally ran into a post somewhere that gave me enough of a hint to figure out how to make it work. It’s not pretty, and I may be doing some unnecessary bits, but it does seem to work. Here’s how I do it:
- Checkout the trunk subversion repository (using SourceTree) as a git repository.
- Open the configuration file at .git/config.
- Add a new remote section like this:
[svn-remote "1.0svn"] url = https://my.svn.server/svn/branches/1.0/myproject/ fetch = :refs/remotes/git-svn-1.0
- On a command line, in the local git repo, run
git svn fetch 1.0svn
- Refresh the view in SourceTree. You will now see git-svn-1.0 listed as a remote under Subversion. You can check out the remote branch as a local branch that tracks the remote branch.