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Software News   Software News : SQLite - A small database engine released on Aminet
   posted by TrebleSix on 2-Feb-2006 9:00:25 (1911 reads)
Just noticed this on Aminet, and looks quite interesting..........

SQLite is a small C library that implements a self-contained, embeddable,
zero-configuration SQL database engine. Features include:



* Transactions are atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) even
after system crashes and power failures.
* Zero-configuration - no setup or administration needed.
* Implements most of SQL92. (Features not supported)
* A complete database is stored in a single disk file.
* Database files can be freely shared between machines with different byte
orders.
* Supports databases up to 2 terabytes (241 bytes) in size.
* Sizes of strings and BLOBs limited only by available memory.
* Small code footprint: less than 250KiB fully configured or less than
150KiB with optional features omitted.
* Faster than popular client/server database engines for most common
operations.
* Simple, easy to use API.
* TCL bindings included. Bindings for many other languages available
separately.
* Well-commented source code with over 95% test coverage.
* Self-contained: no external dependencies.
* Sources are in the public domain. Use for any purpose.

The SQLite distribution comes with a standalone command-line access program
(sqlite) that can be used to administer an SQLite database and which serves
as an example of how to use the SQLite library.


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Jorge 
Re: SQLite - A small database engine released on Aminet
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That's interessting. Even the TCL bindings. Does an actual tcl exist for AmigaOS (8.x orsomething, without ixemul) ?

I had an old 2.x version, but that is pretty old and slower than the latest version. But it's rather useable for embedding in your own applications (but who can write tcl apps anyway).


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I have yet to play wih it, but it looks cool.


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Thanks. I'll try it out.


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I know Apple use this in "Core Data", which was a new system-wide API added in OS X 10.4 for data-driven user-interface gadgets and whatnot. It struck me as odd they didn't use MySQL or PostgreSQL, but it must be pretty robust....

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I compiled it here on my AmigaOne about 6 months ago. It was announced on OS4Depot. It definitely works. Finally SQL commands on my very own Amiga.

The size of sqllite compared to the biggies is tiny, tiny. There is all kinds of stuff it does not do, but it DOES to sql 92.

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Sure, SQLite is tiny and powerful with a good SQL compliance.

I tried to compile it myself and it only works on MorphOS. I think this is due to the ixemul support and POSIX stuff about file locking.

I tried the last version available on Aminet or OS4depot but it fails on usual commands. I would be interested in comments from people who tried the Aminet version ... with more actions than ".help" and ".exit"

If people is interested, you have to know I've just written my fourth article for aMiGa=PoWeR, our french paper. This is a tutorial that starts with a presentation of SQLite and then leads to a MUI based tool for requesting. Have a look at it here !

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I'm using SQLite embedded in the Apache porting for AOS4. I wrote some PHP pages to easily manage the database of my scout group. Another task brought to my AmigaOne (I don't boot Linux since over 6 months).

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Kewl !

Is there a native AOS4 port ?

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