Sourceforge is a nice service, but it can also be painful to use because of the heavy-weight Web page design, and the need to repeatedly click before you get the download you want.
The most irksome of these is the download mechanism provided by Sourceforge --- where you first need to browse a list of download servers, pick a mirror, and then download what you want. Emacspeak implements a Smart URL that enables one to download from Sourceforge in a single step.
By default, this uses a North American mirror; the behavior
can be customized if outside the US.
Use smart URL
Sourceforge Browse Mirror and
specify the name of a SF hosted project when prompted.
This brings up the index page for the project's download area,
sorted by date. Move to the bottom of the page and hit
b to move to the latest available download.
The smart URL sets up the W3 buffer with a
context-sensitive download function; when on a download link, hit
to start downloading. This command will prompt for the URL;
rather than hitting
return (which would bring you to
the browse mirrors page, hit
M-p to get the
download URL for your SF mirror.
Note that this wizard uses
GNU wget to perform the
via Emacs module