Released on 13 Jan 2004
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 2.8.10 Changelog
  • Fix a potential database corruption problem on Unix caused by the fact that all POSIX advisory locks are cleared whenever you close() a file. The work around it to embargo all close() calls while locks are outstanding.
  • Performance enhancements on some corner cases of COUNT(*).
  • Make sure the in-memory backend response sanely if malloc() fails.
  • Allow sqlite_exec() to be called from within user-defined SQL functions.
  • Improved accuracy of floating-point conversions using "long double".
  • Bug fixes in the experimental date/time functions.