Released on 25 Sep 2002
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 2.7.2 Changelog
  • Prevent journal file overflows on huge transactions.
  • Fix a memory leak that occurred when sqlite_open() failed.
  • Honor the ORDER BY and LIMIT clause of a SELECT even if the result set is used for an INSERT.
  • Do not put write locks on the file used to hold TEMP tables.
  • Added documentation on SELECT DISTINCT and on how SQLite handles NULLs.
  • Fix a problem that was causing poor performance when many thousands of SQL statements were executed by a single sqlite_exec() call.