Why can't I download plugins and install manually? I have

Why can’t I download plugins and install manually? I have the dashboard but I simply don’t trust it.

I want to install domain mapping which requires manual intervention anyway and has potential to break a live site.

I run a copy of my site which is under Git control so I want to be able to know exactly what I’m installing and want to just unzip and copy files into place as before. I test then deploy to production. Your silly dashboard just gets in the way.

I hate the WPMU dashboard. It is entirely unnecessary, unwelcome and very ugly.

Where can I download the zip files of plugins?