It sounds like you should just have a go at it :)
I would first start off with learning some Git basics. Don't go into git-svn
before you know Git a good bit.
Quick intro: http://www.spheredev.org/wiki/Git_for_the_lazy
Now, when you feel you're comfortable with the Git command line, start off
with cloning the subversion project on your "development host":
>git svn clone [url-to-project-in-svn]
That should give you a git repository with a branch "master".
To update with newer changes from svn:
> git svn rebase
That should get you started. Where you go from there with branches and so on
I think you need to experiment a bit, or tell us a bit more specifically
what you want to do.
Just a small warning: Running different branches of development for
different OS sounds like a poor approach, imho. If I were you, I would
rather keep development in a single branch, and then do some kind of
deployment step that copies in the OS-specific parts into being part of a
If you want a more extensive tutorial on how to work with Git and Subversion
in parallel, check out this
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