On Wednesday 2013-05-15 13:26, Jens Lehmann wrote:
>Hmm, I rather tend towards using "Repository" instead of "Archiv" too, as
>"Archiv" can mean anything from a tar-file to a git repository

It's exactly the reasoning I made in my git-glossary.txt sample
(of which the reasoning apparently has not made it into ralfth's
latest wiki, but that's the most essential part of a glossary IMHO).

>but I believe "Packdatei" would be a much better translation (especially as
>the translation of "pack(verb)" is "packen"). I find it natural that a file
>with the extension ".pack" is named Packdatei

While it's spoken Packdatei, the way to actually write it is
.pack-Datei or ".pack"-Datei.

>extension ".zip" is a "Zipdatei" (known by the Duden)

If that's how Duden specifies it, it's time to call wrong upon Duden.
It's ZIP-Datei, of course, and follows the same origin (".zip"-Datei).
The history of "ZIP-Datei" can be explained by way of MSDOS showing
the filename in the DIR command without the dot - which is also
why we do not pronounce the dot in ".zip"- or ".pack"-Datei.

>Yup, im my experience "committen" (to commit), "einchecken" (to check in),
>"auschecken" (to check out) und "taggen" (to tag) made it into our daily
>German language use. To avoid e.g. having past tenses look strange (like

Not so strange. We have other words with -tet.
bitten -> erbittete -> habe erbittet.
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