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@otoolep otoolep released this Dec 29, 2020 · 16 commits to master since this release

rqlite is a lightweight, distributed relational database, which uses SQLite as its storage engine. rqlite provides an easy-to-use, fault-tolerant store for critical relational data.

Release 5.8.0 adds HTTP/2 support for TLS connections. This release also compressed the copy of the SQLite database in the Raft snapshot (a snapshot is generated every time the Raft subsystem truncates the log). This can result in a significant disk savings relative to the uncompressed form. Lastly, rqlite 5.8.0 fixes a regression related to the -join argument, as well as making some minor improvements to command line handling and status output.

See the CHANGELOG for full details on this release.

Getting started

To download and run a single rqlite node, which automatically becomes leader, follow the directions below. It's also very easy to run a rqlite cluster -- you can learn more by checking out the documentation.

If you wish to build rqlite from source, check out this documentation.

Linux

To download and start rqlite on Linux, execute the following in a shell.

curl -L https://github.com/rqlite/rqlite/releases/download/v5.8.0/rqlite-v5.8.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz -o rqlite-v5.8.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar xvfz rqlite-v5.8.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz
cd rqlite-v5.8.0-linux-amd64
./rqlited ~/node.1

OSX

To download and start rqlite on OSX, execute the following in a shell.

curl -L https://github.com/rqlite/rqlite/releases/download/v5.8.0/rqlite-v5.8.0-darwin-amd64.tar.gz -o rqlite-v5.8.0-darwin-amd64.tar.gz
tar xvfz rqlite-v5.8.0-darwin-amd64.tar.gz
cd rqlite-v5.8.0-darwin-amd64
./rqlited ~/node.1

Windows

rqlite can be built for Windows, and compatibility is ensured at all times via AppVeyor. However you may need to build a specific release yourself, though the top-of-tree build is available for download from AppVeyor. Check out the CI build for Windows for more details.

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