Probably RepEc can provide the bundle as a zipped files, for instance
all the relevant files of a particular routine-.hlp, ado, .do and data
can be commprssed into a single file which the users can save and the
unzip them in the ado path directories. This can potentially maximise
the use of RepEc's excellent software archive.
There is surely NO intention nor willingness to do that; it would
vastly complicate the maintenance of the SSC Archive, and lead to
unending hassles with ensuring that the latest version of materials is
stored in the zip files. There is no reason why one should not be able
to use Stata's ssc command to download materials. There are features in
Stata that allow the use of proxy servers (I had to use one at a UK uni
last year in order to get ssc to work) and since Stata is merely
issuing requests on port 80, the standard HTTP port, there is no reason
why any browser should work on a machine yet Stata will not. The way to
solve this problem is first of all to figure out why Stata cannot "see"
port 80, yet a browser on the same machine can; that is not an
insoluble firewall issue. See http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/web/proxy.html
Secondly, I would suggest use (as in one of my prior postings) of a
utility like 'curl' or 'wget'. There must be something like that for
the world's most commonly used OS.
Third, I would suggest use of the EconPapers site to download
materials, from which you can right-click or option-click.
And if the latter solution is overly tedious for a SSC item with many
parts, return to (1) and get the firewall issue sorted out. It is
possible to do so.