WordPress Developer Mel Choyce proposed to focus on a display widget for upcoming developments of wordpress core:
You may have previously seen this come up as a media widget on Trac, before we decided to split the widget up into individual media-focused widgets. Having single widgets makes them more discoverable, and eases the way forward for similar blocks in the Editor. The image widget is the first in a series of media-focused widgets we’ll be introducing to core.
People want to add images to their widget areas. Visit any subject blog across the internet and you’ll likely find images in the sidebars. People add photos of themselves along with bio blurbs, link to their books, promote upcoming events with graphics, partner with other blogs and exchange ads, and add call-to-actions using images.
In fact there hasen’t be any noticeable update on the widgets to come with wordpress core.
As Mel Choyce notes:
Sounds promising. We’ll see over the next weeks if he suceeds in convincing other wordpress developpers to code with him – for the benefit for millions of wordpress users. Thumbs up for him.