to get the latest version number, then with the correct revision number:
git svn clone -r[rev#] http://svn.gnucash.org/repo/gnucash/trunk . git svn rebase
worked for me (I think) --Tim abell 17:34, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
Multiple branches in separate directories?
 recommends that if you work with multiple branches, to have each branch in a separate local Git clone because checking out branches causes Git to change all files and thus forces a full build when you next run make.
Has this been verified? From what I understand, checking out Git topic branches only causes Git to change files which are actually different--files which have the same content across both the branches are left untouched.
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