Released on 4 Apr 2001
Project description.

SQLite is an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. The code for SQLite is in the public domain and is thus free for use for any purpose, commercial or private. SQLite is the most widely deployed database in the world with more applications than we can count, including several high-profile projects.

SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file. The database file format is cross-platform - you can freely copy a database between 32-bit and 64-bit systems or between big-endian and little-endian architectures. These features make SQLite a popular choice as an Application File Format.

SQLite 1.0.28 Changelog
  • Added limited support for transactions. At this point, transactions will do table locking on the GDBM backend. There is no support (yet) for rollback or atomic commit.
  • Added special column names ROWID, OID, and _ROWID_ that refer to the unique random integer key associated with every row of every table.
  • Additional tests added to the regression suite to cover the new ROWID feature and the TCL interface bugs mentioned below.
  • Changes to the "lemon" parser generator to help it work better when compiled using MSVC.
  • Bug fixes in the TCL interface identified by Oleg Oleinick.