Released on 4 Dec 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 2.8.7 Changelog
  • Added experimental sqlite_bind() and sqlite_reset() APIs.
  • If the name of the database is an empty string, open a new database in a temporary file that is automatically deleted when the database is closed.
  • Performance enhancements in the lemon-generated parser
  • Experimental date/time functions revised.
  • Disallow temporary indices on permanent tables.
  • Documentation updates and typo fixes
  • Added experimental sqlite_progress_handler() callback API
  • Removed support for the Oracle8 outer join syntax.
  • Allow GLOB and LIKE operators to work as functions.
  • Other minor documentation and makefile changes and bug fixes.