Dashboard as a widget

I saw Issue 1353 where the dashboard wasn’t meant to be widgetized and a fix is low priority.

I’d like to have this feature since I built my app around the assumption that I was able to (according to the docs). Does anyone know the status of this issue? What would be the general steps of how a fix could work and what files are involved? I’d like to take a stab at a patch, but I’m not too familiar with PHP and the framework Piwik is using (originally a Python developer).