Released on 6 Aug 2008
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 3.6.1 Changelog
  • Added the lookaside memory allocator for a speed improvement in excess of 15% on some workloads. (Your mileage may vary.)
  • Added the SQLITE_CONFIG_LOOKASIDE verb to sqlite3_config() to control the default lookaside configuration.
  • Added verbs SQLITE_STATUS_PAGECACHE_SIZE and SQLITE_STATUS_SCRATCH_SIZE to the sqlite3_status() interface.
  • Modified SQLITE_CONFIG_PAGECACHE and SQLITE_CONFIG_SCRATCH to remove the "+4" magic number in the buffer size computation.
  • Added the sqlite3_db_config() and sqlite3_db_status() interfaces for controlling and monitoring the lookaside allocator separately on each database connection.
  • Numerous other performance enhancements
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

2008-07-16 (3.6.0 beta)

  • Modifications to the virtual file system interface to support a wider range of embedded systems. See 35to36.html for additional information. *** Potentially incompatible change ***
  • All C-preprocessor macros used to control compile-time options now begin with the prefix "SQLITE_". This may require changes to applications that compile SQLite using their own makefiles and with custom compile-time options, hence we mark this as a *** Potentially incompatible change ***
  • The SQLITE_MUTEX_APPDEF compile-time option is no longer supported. Alternative mutex implementations can now be added at run-time using the sqlite3_config() interface with the SQLITE_CONFIG_MUTEX verb. *** Potentially incompatible change ***
  • The handling of IN and NOT IN operators that contain a NULL on their right-hand side expression is brought into compliance with the SQL standard and with other SQL database engines. This is a bug fix, but as it has the potential to break legacy applications that depend on the older buggy behavior, we mark that as a *** Potentially incompatible change ***
  • The result column names generated for compound subqueries have been simplified to show only the name of the column of the original table and omit the table name. This makes SQLite operate more like other SQL database engines.
  • Added the sqlite3_config() interface for doing run-time configuration of the entire SQLite library.
  • Added the sqlite3_status() interface used for querying run-time status information about the overall SQLite library and its subsystems.
  • Added the sqlite3_initialize() and sqlite3_shutdown() interfaces.
  • The SQLITE_OPEN_NOMUTEX option was added to sqlite3_open_v2().
  • Added the PRAGMA page_count command.
  • Added the sqlite3_next_stmt() interface.
  • Added a new R*Tree virtual table