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# Run this TCL script to generate HTML for the index.html file.
set rcsid {$Id: index.tcl,v 1.54 2002/02/18 18:30:33 drh Exp $}

puts {<html>
<head><title>SQLite: An SQL Database Engine In A C Library</title></head>
<body bgcolor=white>
<h1 align=center>SQLite: An SQL Database Engine In A C Library</h1>
<p align=center>}
puts "This page was last modified on [lrange $rcsid 3 4] UTC<br>"
set vers [lindex $argv 0]
puts "The latest SQLite version is <b>$vers</b>"
puts " created on [exec cat last_change] UTC"
puts {</p>}

puts {<h2>Introduction</h2>

<p>SQLite is a C library that implements an embeddable SQL database engine.
Programs that link with the SQLite library can have SQL database
access without running a separate RDBMS process.
The distribution comes with a standalone command-line
access program (<a href="sqlite.html">sqlite</a>) that can
be used to administer an SQLite database and which serves as
an example of how to use the SQLite library.</p>

<p>SQLite is <b>not</b> a client library used to connect to a
big database server.  SQLite <b>is</b> the server.  The SQLite
library reads and writes directly to and from the database files
on disk.</p>}

puts {<table align="right"hspace="10">
<tr><td align="center" bgcolor="#8ee5ee">
<table border="2"><tr><td align="center">
<a href="download.html"><big><b>Download<br>SQLite

puts {<h2>Features</h2>

<li>Implements a large subset of SQL92.</li>
<li>A complete database (with multiple tables and indices) is
    stored in a single disk file.</li>
<li>Atomic commit and rollback protect data integrity.</li>
<li>Small memory footprint: less than 20K lines of C code.</li>
<li><a href="speed.html">Four times faster</a> than PostgreSQL.
    Twice as fast as SQLite 1.0.</li>
<li>Very simple 
<a href="c_interface.html">C/C++ interface</a> requires the use of only
three functions and one opaque structure.</li>
<li><a href="tclsqlite.html">TCL bindings</a> included.</li>
<li>A TCL-based test suite provides near 100% code coverage.</li>
<li>Self-contained: no external dependencies.</li>
<li>Built and tested under Linux and Win2K.</li>
<li>Sources are uncopyrighted.  Use for any purpose.</li>

puts {<h2>Current Status</h2>

<p>A <a href="changes.html">change history</a> is available online.
The latest source code is
<a href="download.html">available for download</a>.
For a list of recently discovered bugs, refer to the change history.

Whenever either of the first two digits in the version number
for SQLite change, it means that the underlying file format
has changed.  See <a href="formatchng.html">formatchng.html</a>
for additional information.


<p>The following documentation is currently available:</p>

<li><a href="faq.html">Frequently Asked Questions</a> are available online.</li>
<li>Information on the <a href="sqlite.html">sqlite</a>
    command-line utility.</li>
<li>The <a href="lang.html">SQL Language</a> subset understood by SQLite.</li>
<li>The <a href="c_interface.html">C/C++ Interface</a>.</li>
<li>The <a href="tclsqlite.html">Tcl Binding</a> to SQLite.</li>
<li>The <a href="arch.html">Architecture of the SQLite Library</a> describes
    how the library is put together.</li>
<li>A description of the <a href="opcode.html">virtual machine</a> that
    SQLite uses to access the database.</li>

<p>The SQLite source code is 35% comment.  These comments are
another important source of information. </p>


puts {
<table align="right">
<tr><td align="center">
<a href="http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe/sqlite">
<img src="http://www.egroups.com/img/ui/join.gif" border=0 /><br />
Click to subscribe to sqlite</a>
<a name="mailinglist" />
<h2>Mailing List</h2>
<p>A mailing list has been set up on yahooGroups for discussion of
SQLite design issues or for asking questions about SQLite.</p>

puts {<h2>Professional Support and Custom Modifications</h2>}

puts {
If you would like professional support for SQLite
or if you want custom modifications to SQLite preformed by the
original author, these services are available for a modest fee.
For additional information contact:</p>

D. Richard Hipp <br />
Hwaci - Applied Software Research <br />
704.948.4565 <br />
<a href="mailto:drh@hwaci.com">drh@hwaci.com</a>

puts {<h2>Building From Source</h2>}

puts {
<p>To build sqlite under Unix, just unwrap the tarball, create a separate
build directory, run configure from the build directory and then
type "make".  For example:</p>

$ tar xzf sqlite.tar.gz      <i> Unpacks into directory named "sqlite" </i>
$ mkdir bld                  <i> Create a separate build directory </i>
$ cd bld
$ ../sqlite/configure
$ make                       <i> Builds "sqlite" and "libsqlite.a" </i>
$ make test                  <i> Optional: run regression tests </i>

puts {<h2>Related Sites</h2>


<li><p>An ODBC driver for SQLite can be found at
       <a href="http://www.ch-werner.de/sqliteodbc/">

<li><p>Here is a good <a href="http://w3.one.net/~jhoffman/sqltut.htm">
       tutorial on SQL</a>.</p></li>

<li><p><a href="http://www.postgresql.org/">PostgreSQL</a> is a
       full-blown SQL RDBMS that is also open source.</p></li>

<li><p><a href="http://www.chordate.com/gadfly.html">Gadfly</a> is another
       SQL library, similar to SQLite, except that Gadfly is written
       in Python.</p></li>

puts {
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