I finally convinced my friend to try Subversion. He is a Linux/Java programmer who spent some time managing a huge project in CVS. I'm trying to dispell his FUD about merging, but I haven't needed to merge anything yet. So far, he doesn't like revision numbers and can't figure out the equivalent to [code]cvs -j BRANCH_POINT_TAG -j MERGE_POINT_TAG co myproject[/code] I never used CVS that way either, so I don't understand what he is trying to do. Does anyone know the translation of his sample code? Is it possible to use tags instead of revision numbers?