Matt just announced at the 2011 State of…

Matt announced today at the 2011 State of the Word that plugins and themes are now hidden from the search results (on both WordPress.org and in the plugin/theme install screens) if they have not been updated in two years.

For plugins only: Older plugins that are still compatible and secure only need to have their “requires” and “tested up to” version numbers bumped. If you do this, actually releasing a new version of the plugin is not necessary, so leave the version number the same.

#plugins-directory, #wcsf