Released on 8 Feb 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 2.8.12 Changelog
  • Fix a bug that will might corrupt the rollback journal if a power failure or external program halt occurs in the middle of a COMMIT. The corrupt journal can lead to database corruption when it is rolled back.
  • Reduce the size and increase the speed of various modules, especially the virtual machine.
  • Allow "<expr> IN <table>" as a shorthand for "<expr> IN (SELECT * FROM <table>".
  • Optimizations to the sqlite_mprintf() routine.
  • Make sure the MIN() and MAX() optimizations work within subqueries.