Project JEDI

(this pages were created in 2001-2003, slightly updated in 2008)

At Monday night's "Meet the Delphi/Kylix Team" session, a surprising event occurred. David Intersimone announced Project JEDI as this year's recipient of the "Spirit of Delphi" award. David made a request to the JEDI members in the audience to please stand up. I, and a handful of others, stood up in the crowd of a few hundred people and were met with enthusiastic applause. If that wasn't already enough excitement, the icing on the cake came when the team of 20 or so Delphi/Kylix developers on stage rose from their seats and joined in the applause. It was certainly a proud moment for all of JEDI, past and present. I couldn't help but feel a ittle guilty that I, a relatively new member of JEDI, was present in the crowd while many long time contributors were unable to be there in person to accept their well-deserved kudos. However, this unexpected celebration of Project JEDI, an "organization" that contributes so much to the Delphi community and asks for nothing in return, underscores the importance of the group's efforts and the people involved. After speaking with several people at the conference, it is pretty clear that all serious Delphi developers understand the significance of Project JEDI and certainly hope that it continues to grow.

(From Matthew Mead, "One Delphi Developer's Road to BorCon 2001")

Project JEDI is a an international community of Delphi developers with a mission to exploit efforts, experiences and resources to make Delphi and Kylix the greatest Windows and Linux application development tools.

Some of our projects are:

JEDI Version Control System The purpose of this project is to create a replacement for the FreeVCS client. Be aware that this project is independent from the original FreeVCS.

JEDI Code Library One of the more active projects, the JEDI Code Library (JCL), produces and maintains a library of thoroughly tested and fully documented utility functions and non-visual classes that can be used easily in Delphi and C++ Builder projects.

JEDI Code Library One of the more active projects, the JEDI Code Library (JCL), produces and maintains a library of thoroughly tested and fully documented utility functions and non-visual classes that can be used easily in Delphi and C++ Builder projects.

JEDI Visual Component Library This library contains over 300 components and is growing continuously.

Get Involved!

Unfortunately, I am currently not able to contribute much to the project. Anyway, if you have some spare time you want to contribute please go to http://www.project-jedi.org and get started.