SQLite version 3.25.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. Two big enhancements in this release:
Support for window functions was added, using the PostgreSQL documentation as the baseline.
The ALTER TABLE command was enhanced to support renaming of columns, and so that column and table renames are propagated into trigger bodies and views.
In addition, there are various performance enhancements and minor fixes.
One bug of note is ticket 9936b2fa443fec which describes a hard-to-reach condition where the ORDER BY LIMIT optimization might cause an infinite loop during query evaluation. This ticket raised a lot of concern on HackerNews and Reddit, probably due to my choice of the ticket title. "Infinite Loop" sounds scary. But I argue that the bug isn't really all that bad in that it is very difficult to reach, will show up during testing (rather than magically appearing after a product is deployed), does not cause any data loss, and does not return an incorrect result. It was an important error, but not nearly as dire as many people interpreted it to be. And, in any event, it is fixed now.
SQLite version 3.24.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. Highlights of this release include support for PostgreSQL-style UPSERT and improved performance, especially for ORDER BY LIMIT queries.
The version 3.23.1 release fixes a bug in the new LEFT JOIN strength reduction optimization added to version 3.23.0. A few other minor and obscure fixes were also inserted, as well as a small performance optimization. Code changes relative to version 3.23.0 are minimal.
The version 3.23.0 release is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. See the change log for a list of enhancements and bug fixes.
The version 3.22.0 release is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. There are many minor, though interesting, enhancements in this release. See the change log for details.
The version 3.21.0 release is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. There are lots of enhancements in this release. See the change log for details.
The version 3.20.1 patch release changes two lines of code in the sqlite3_result_pointer() interface in order to fix a rare memory leak. There are no other changes relative to version 3.20.0.
SQLite version 3.20.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release of SQLite.
This release contains many minor enhancements, including:
- Several new extensions
- Enhancements to the "sqlite3.exe" command-line shell
- Query planner enhancements
- Miscellaneous code optimizations for improved performance
- Fixes for some obscure bugs
See the release notes for more information.
SQLite version 3.18.2 is another backport of a bug fix found in SQLite version 3.19.0, specifically the fix for ticket 61fe9745. Changes against version 3.18.0 are minimal.
SQLite version 3.18.1 is a bug-fix release against version 3.18.0 that fixes the auto_vacuum corruption bug described in ticket fda22108. This release was created for users who need that bug fix but do not yet want to upgrade to version 3.19.3.
Version 3.19.3 is an emergency patch release to fix a bug in auto_vacuum logic that can lead to database corruption. The bug was introduced in version 3.16.0 (2017-01-02). Though the bug is obscure and rarely encountered, upgrading is recommended for all users, and especially for users who turn on auto_vacuum.
Still more problems have been found in the LEFT JOIN flattening optimization that was added in the 3.19.0 release. This patch release fixes all known issues with that optimization and adds new test cases. Hopefully this will be the last patch.
One of the new query planner optimizations in the 3.19.0 release contained bugs. The 3.19.1 patch release fixes them.
Beginning with 3.19.0, subqueries and views on the right-hand side of a LEFT JOIN operator could sometimes be flattened into the main query. The new optimization worked well for all of the test cases that the developers devised, and for millions of legacy test cases, but once 3.19.0 was released, users found some other cases where the optimization failed. Ticket cad1ab4cb7b0fc344 contains examples.
These problems exist only in 3.19.0. Users of SQLite 3.19.0 should upgrade, but users of all prior versions of SQLite are safe.
SQLite version 3.19.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.
The emphasis on this release is improvements to the query planner. There are also some obscure bug fixes. There is no reason to upgrade unless you are having problems with a prior release.
SQLite version 3.18.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.
This release features an initial implementation the "PRAGMA optimize" command. This command can now be used to cause ANALYZE to be run on an as-needed basis. Applications should invoke "PRAGMA optimize" just before closing the database connection. The "PRAGMA optimize" statement will likely be enhanced to do other kinds of automated database maintenance in future releases.
The Fossil version control system that is used to manage the SQLite project has been upgraded to use SHA3-256 hashes instead of SHA1. Therefore, the version identifications for SQLite now show a 64-hex-digit SHA3-256 hash rather than the 40-hex-digit SHA1 hash.
See the change log for other enhancements and optimizations in this release.
SQLite version 3.17.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.
Most of the changes in this release are performance optimizations. Optimizations to the R-Tree extension are especially noticeable.
In this release, the default size of the lookaside buffer allocated for each database connection is increased from 64,000 to 120,000 bytes. This provides improved performance on many common workloads in exchange for a small increase in memory usage. Applications that value a small memory footprint over raw speed can change the lookaside buffer size back to its old value (or to zero) using the SQLITE_DEFAULT_LOOKASIDE compile-time option, or the sqlite3_config(SQLITE_CONFIG_LOOKASIDE) start-time setting, or the sqlite3_db_config(SQLITE_DBCONFIG_LOOKASIDE) run-time setting.
One of the performance optimizations added in 3.16.0 caused triggers and foreign keys to malfunction for the REPLACE statement on WITHOUT ROWID tables that lack secondary indexes. This patch release fixes the problem. See ticket 30027b613b4 for details.
SQLite version 3.16.1 fixes a bug in the row-value logic for UPDATE statements inside of triggers. The bug has been there since row-values were added by release 3.15.0, but was not discovered until just a few minutes after the 3.16.0 release was published, and so it was not fixed by 3.16.0. This patch release is version 3.16.0 with the row-value bug fix.
SQLite version 3.16.0 is a regularly schedule maintenance release.
This release includes many microoptimizations that collectively reduce the CPU cycle count by about 9%, add there have been important enhancements to the command-line shell.
Support for PRAGMA functions is added, so that many pragma statements can be used as part of a larger SQL query. This is considered an experimental feature. We do not anticipate any changes to the PRAGMA function interface, but will keep continue to call this interface "experimental" for a few release cycles in case unforeseen issues arise.
See the change log for other enhancements.
SQLite version 3.15.2 is a bug-fix patch release that fixes several minor issues in the 3.15.0 and 3.15.1 releases.
SQLite version 3.15.1 is a bug-fix patch release that fixes some minor issues in the 3.15.0 release.
SQLite version 3.15.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. The key feature in this release is the added support for row values. There are also other enhancements and fixes for a number of obscure bugs.
The 3.15.0 release uses about 7% fewer CPU cycles than 3.14.2. Most of the improvement in this release is in the SQL parser, query planner, and byte-code generator (the front-end) corresponding to the sqlite3_prepare_v2() interface. Overall, version 3.15.0 uses about half as much CPU time as version 3.8.1 (2013-10-17). These performance measurements are made using the "speedtest1.c" workload on x64 compiled with gcc and -Os. Performance improvements may vary with different platforms and workloads.
SQLite version 3.14.2 fixes several obscure bugs and adds improved support for building SQLite using the STDCALL calling convention on 32-bit windows systems. Upgrading from versions 3.14 and 3.14.1 is optional.
SQLite version 3.14.1 adds a small patch to improve the performance of the pcache1TruncateUnsafe() routine for cases when the only a few pages on the end of the cache are being removed. This causes COMMITs to run faster when there is a very large page cache. Upgrading from version 3.14 is optional.
SQLite version 3.14 (the "π" release) is a regularly scheduled maintenance release containing performance enhancements, new features, and fixes for obscure bugs.
SQLite version 3.13.0 is a regularly schedule maintenance release containing performance enhancements and fixes for obscure bugs.
Yikes! The 3.12.0 and 3.12.1 releases contain a backwards compatibility bug! Tables that declare a column with type "INTEGER" PRIMARY KEY (where the datatype name INTEGER is quoted) generate an incompatible database file. The mistake came about because the developers have never thought to put a typename in quotes before, and so there was no documentation of that capability nor any tests. (There are tests now, though, of course.) Instances of quoting the datatype name are probably infrequent in the wild, so we do not expect the impact of this bug to be too severe. Upgrading is still strongly recommended.
Fixes for three other minor issues were included in this patch release. The other issues would have normally been deferred until the next scheduled release, but since a patch release is being issued anyhow, they might as well be included.
SQLite version 3.12.1 is an emergency patch release to address a crash bug that snuck into version 3.12.0. Upgrading from version 3.12.0 is highly recommended.
Another minor problem involving datatypes on view columns, and a query planner deficiency are fixed at the same time. These two issues did not justify a new release on their own, but since a release is being issued to deal with the crash bug, we included these other fixes for good measure.
SQLite version 3.12.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release. A notable change in this release is an increase in the default page size for newly created database files. There are also various performance improvements. See the change log for details.
SQLite version 3.11.1 is a patch release that fixes problems in the new FTS5 extension and increases a default setting in the spellfix1 extension, and implements enhancements to some of the Windows makefiles. The SQLite core is unchanged from 3.11.0. Upgrading is optional.
SQLite version 3.11.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.
Yikes! An optimization attempt gone bad resulted in a bug in the LIKE operator which is fixed by this patch release. Three other minor but low-risk fixes are also included in the patch.
SQLite version 3.10.1 is a bug-fix release primarily targeting the fix for the query planner bug cb3aa0641d9a4 discovered by Mapscape. Also included is a minor API enhancement requested by the Firefox developers at Mozilla. The differences from version 3.10.0 are minimal.
SQLite version 3.10.0 is a regularly scheduled maintenance release.