Released on 5 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 1.0.29 Changelog
  • The library now assumes data is stored as UTF-8 if the --enable-utf8 option is given to configure. The default behavior is to assume iso8859-x, as it has always done. This only makes a difference for LIKE and GLOB operators and the LENGTH and SUBSTR functions.
  • If the library is not configured for UTF-8 and the Tcl library is one of the newer ones that uses UTF-8 internally, then a conversion from UTF-8 to iso8859 and back again is done inside the TCL interface.