I notice on the GOCR homepage that you had trouble uploading the latest GOCR release to SourceForge, and don't like their new interface and wasting time dealing with all their "improvements". Have you considered moving the project to Google Code? The developer of the Pure programming language had similar complaints about SourceForge, and has found Google Code quite pleasant by comparison. He switched from SourceForge to Google Code within 2 days of the suggestion.
Thread asking for other hosting options and discussing some features of Google Code:
Thread announcing switch to Google Code: