You can clone with
HTTPS or Subversion.
Python's PyPI* and Ruby's gems* both have RSS feeds listing the new and updated packages with descriptions. This is a good way for people to follow the latest changes.
Close #17 RSS feed at /-/rss?limit=50&descending=true
Is there an RSS feed per package as well?
I can see there's a route, but can't manage to trigger it (it seems not to filter by :package)