Development never stopped if you're referring to the two plugins produced by myself and another community member.
Without any user feedback there's nothing further to develop (why would i work on something i get no feedback on). All my code is out in the open and contains to no restrictions (take it and expand it if you like).
I think the dashboard widgets should be totally optional myself, why we need to load all the widgets then optionally hide them is beyond me, it's needless.. (that's all the toggle feature does, hides them, the code still runs in the background - unnecessarily processing hidden widgets, at least last time i looked).
Most of my installs now include a extremely trimmed plugin which simply unsets the unwanted widgets(they no longer run). Not the end of the world installing a plugin each time but it would be nice for them to be optional.
Hence my 5 star agreement.. ;)