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Indy is Open Source and developed solely by volunteers and with the help of its corporate sponsors.

Indy has had a long history that goes back to 1993. Indy has grown over the years and now is the largest, most comprehensive socket library available on any platform.

History

Here is a rough timeline of the history of the Indy Project. Some dates are estimates based on best recollections.

1993

  • Initial socket library created in Visual Basic 3 by Chad Z. Hower, a.k.a Kudzu. Since VB does not support creation of objects, Winshoes is a collection of routines that return handles.

1995

  • With the advent of Delphi, Winshoes is ported to Delphi and the Visual Basic version is deprecated.

1997

  • Winshoes is open sourced.

2000

  • Winshoes is renamed to Internet Direct (Indy for short) as it prepares to become cross platform.
  • Indy joins Project Jedi.
  • Indy welcomes Nevrona Designs as a corporate sponsor

2001

  • Borland licenses Indy for inclusion in Delphi 6. Indy is later also included in C++ Builder 6, Kylix, and Delphi for .Net.

2002

2003

  • Indy is ported to Delphi for .Net
  • Indy welcomes Atozed Software as a corporate sponsor

2004

  • Indy is made available to the .net community.

 


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