I am User:Hydriz on Wikimedia wikis and I am working on a grant
proposal to facilitate browsing and downloading of Wikimedia datasets
(including the database dumps as well as other datasets). It is a
proposed rewrite of the existing system which focused primarily on
archiving the datasets to the Internet Archive. 
My proposal aims to modernize the software used for automatically
archiving datasets to the Internet Archive. More importantly, it aims
to put researchers and downloaders first, by providing both a
human-readable and a machine-readable interface for browsing and
downloading datasets, whether present or historical. I also intend to
integrate a "watchlist" feature that can automatically notify users
when new datasets are available.
Please do express your support for this proposal and help make this
project a reality. Thank you!