Released on 4 Jan 2007
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 3.3.9 Changelog
  • Fix bugs in pager.c that could lead to database corruption if twoprocesses both try to recover a hot journal at the same instant
  • Added the sqlite3_prepare_v2()API.
  • Fixed the ".dump" command in the command-line shell to showindices, triggers and views again.
  • Change the table_info pragma so that it returns NULL for the defaultvalue if there is no default value
  • Support for non-ASCII characters in win95 filenames
  • Query optimizer enhancements:
    • Optimizer does a better job of using indices to satisfy ORDER BYclauses that sort on the integer primary key
    • Use an index to satisfy an IS NULL operator in the WHERE clause
    • Fix a bug that was causing the optimizer to miss an OR optimizationopportunity
    • The optimizer has more freedom to reorder tables in the FROM clauseeven in there are LEFT joins.
  • Extension loading supported added to WinCE
  • Allow constraint names on the DEFAULT clause in a table definition
  • Added the ".bail" command to the command-line shell
  • Make CSV (comma separate value) output from the command-line shellmore closely aligned to accepted practice
  • Experimental FTS2 module added
  • Use sqlite3_mprintf() instead of strdup() to avoid libc dependencies
  • VACUUM uses a temporary file in the official TEMP folder, not in thesame directory as the original database
  • The prefix on temporary filenames on Windows is changed from "sqlite"to "etilqs".