Thomas Guyot-Sionnest is speaking about the history and future of the standard nagios plugins. Where we are and where we will go.
One of the things we will see in the future is “Advanced Configuration” of checks via .ini file. You may refer to a hostgroup within the configuration of a plugin. Furthermore there will be a plugin library. So it will be easier to release new plugins.
Additionally there is a new way to specify thresholds for warning or critical values that is meant to be much easier than the way we are used to.