Bah humbug !!!
Tried to checkout a working copy of Neo Ports Manager over SVN, that took twenty minutes or so... Created an independent branch and the starting directory structure for the work I need to get imported, plus copied a few files from the trunk that I also want there.
That took at least 10 minutes to commit..
Looking on Source Forge, I can see that two other people have filed about the SVN services being so dang gum slow.
Looks like it might be awhile before I finally get my latest stuff under revision control +S.