You can reduce this process to two commits (and not have to edit the tag) by including the version bump during the branch copy. Check out a clean version of trunk, modify the version number locally and make your src '.' while doing an svn copy. You'll get a clean commit like this: http://www.hellanzb.com/trac/hellanzb/changeset/551
Thanks, that would save the need for a checkout of the tag as well.
In theory it should be doable with one commit, but I don't know how to actually do that without having an actual checkout of the tags directory, which is not really feasible.# Ian Bicking