Released on 5 Jan 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 2.8.9 Changelog
  • Fix a 32-bit integer overflow problem that could result in corrupt indices in a database if large negative numbers (less than -2147483648) were inserted into an indexed numeric column.
  • Fix a locking problem on multi-threaded Linux implementations.
  • Always use "." instead of "," as the decimal point even if the locale requests ",".
  • Added UTC to localtime conversions to the experimental date/time functions.
  • Bug fixes to date/time functions.