Released on 17 Dec 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 2.7.4 Changelog
  • Database files can now grow to be up to 2^41 bytes. The old limit was 2^31 bytes.
  • The optimizer will now scan tables in the reverse if doing so will satisfy an ORDER BY ... DESC clause.
  • The full pathname of the database file is now remembered even if a relative path is passed into sqlite_open(). This allows the library to continue operating correctly after a chdir().
  • Speed improvements in the VDBE.
  • Lots of little bug fixes.