Released on 4 Jun 2003
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 2.8.3 Changelog
  • Fix a problem that will corrupt the indices on a table if you do an INSERT OR REPLACE or an UPDATE OR REPLACE on a table that contains an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY plus one or more indices.
  • Fix a bug in Windows locking code so that locks work correctly when simultaneously accessed by Win95 and WinNT systems.
  • Add the ability for INSERT and UPDATE statements to refer to the "rowid" (or "_rowid_" or "oid") columns.
  • Other important bug fixes