WordPress 3.0 Thelonious passed “3 million downloads,” and the plugin directory followed the suit with a milestone of “100 million downloads”.
“We want to provide developers the tools they need to build best possible plugins. We’re going to provide better integration with forums. We’ll make more statistics available to analyze your user base, and over time we hope to make it easier for you to manage, build, and release localized plugins.”
We want to improve how the core software works with your plugin and plugin directory. We’re going to focus on ensuring seamless upgrades by making best possible determinations about compatibility, and offer continual improvements to plugin installer. Also, better developer tool set like SVN notifications and improvements to bug tracker,” WordPress blog.