Released on 15 Feb 2005
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 2.8.16 Changelog
  • Fix a bug that can lead to database corruption if there are twoopen connections to the same database and one connection does a VACUUMand the second makes some change to the database.
  • Correctly handle quoted names in CREATE INDEX statements.
  • Fix a naming conflict between sqlite.h and sqlite3.h.
  • Avoid excess heap usage when copying expressions.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

2005-02-01 (3.1.1 BETA)

  • Automatic caching of prepared statements in the TCL interface
  • ATTACH and DETACH as well as some other operations cause existing prepared statements to expire.
  • Numerous minor bug fixes

2005-01-21 (3.1.0 ALPHA)

  • Autovacuum support added
  • Support for the EXISTS clause added.
  • Support for correlated subqueries added.
  • Added the ESCAPE clause on the LIKE operator.
  • Support for ALTER TABLE ... RENAME TABLE ... added
  • Many SQLITE_OMIT_ macros inserts to omit features at compile-time and reduce the library footprint.
  • The REINDEX command was added.
  • The engine no longer consults the main table if it can get all the information it needs from an index.
  • Many nuisance bugs fixed.