Released on 22 Jul 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 2.8.5 Changelog
  • Make LIMIT work on a compound SELECT statement.
  • LIMIT 0 now shows no rows. Use LIMIT -1 to see all rows.
  • Correctly handle comparisons between an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY and a floating point number.
  • Fix several important bugs in the new ATTACH and DETACH commands.
  • Updated the NULL-handling document.
  • Allow NULL arguments in sqlite_compile() and sqlite_step().
  • Many minor bug fixes