As of this morning, you’ll notice a new feature in the SourceForge code browser. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Clicking on the ‘Download Snapshot’ link will generate a tarball (tar.gz file) of the revision that you’re looking at. This snapshot is generated on the fly, so you’re certain to get the latest cut, but we cache that snapshot so that someone else requesting the same tarball won’t have to wait for it to generate.
If you’re interested, you can see the ticket and some of the implementation details in the ticket tracker, and you can see what else is coming down the road by perusing the upcoming milestones, also in the ticket tracker, and vote for stuff you’d like to see happen a little sooner.