Hello? Now that we have ContentHandler would be a nice idea to define a Gadget: namespace and move Gadgets there, I think. But is there any planned / unplanned work for this at all?
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Is... this thing still on?
It'd be nice, wouldn't it? But it seems to have missed being included in the Wikimedia Engineering/2013-14 Goals, which is quite unfortunate.
True true. But at least the Gadgets stuff (a Gadget: namespace, perhaps) is something that could be done without the help of WMF engineering, methinks.
Good point. However, I think there is a shortage of willing volunteers who could take up something like this and push it through to completion.
Don't forget that Roan and myself already implemented the vast majority of the features for Gadgets 2.0 (see the branch).
However unfortunately we weren't able to finish it before VisualEditor development was scheduled to take the main priority.
Help is always welcome with testing the Gadgets 2.0 development branch (you'll have to install it locally to test it), reporting bugs to bugzilla and submitting patches to Gerrit.
I expect Roan, myself and/or someone else will be assigned to finish this at some point, but at the moment other projects take priority.