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Move existing project definitions from projects/gsoc_2011/ to
projects/project/ .

The goal for this reorganization is to remove any knowledge of the projects
classification from the file hierarchy: the classification goes into tags,
and projects indexes automatically list projects based on such tags.

Also, the current gsoc_2011 name was wrong anyway, because GSoC 2011 has
already concluded and projects would have had to move to a gsoc_2012 directory

Lastly, yes, "projects/project/*" is slightly redundant.  But I want to keep
the project lists from the projects "database" clearly separated.

This is as proposed in www@.

[[!template id=project

title="Refactor Tabular Display Programs"


[David Young](

duration="3 months"

Refactor utilities in the base system, such as netstat, top, and
vmstat, that format & display tables of statistics.

One possible refactoring divides each program into three:

* one program reads the statistics from the kernel and writes them in machine-readable form to its standard output
* a second program reads machine-readable tables from its standard input and writes them in a human-readable format to the standard output
* and a third program supervises a pipeline of the first two programs, browses and refreshes a table.

Several utilities will share the second and third program.

[[!tag gsoc]]

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