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ALADDIN SHIPS INSTALLERMAKER 5.3 - NEW UPGRADE INCREASES FLEXIBILITY AND
EFFICIENCY FOR CREATING COMPLEX INSTALLERS

InstallerMaker 5.3 Offers Significantly Increased Scripting Support, Easy
Stripping of FAT CFM-68K Code, And Numerous New User Enhancements

Watsonville, CA -October 19, 1998- Aladdin Systems, Inc., today announced
StuffIt InstallerMaker(tm) 5.3 is now available at
http://www.aladdinsys.com/developers/installermaker/index.html.
InstallerMaker 5.3 now offers full scriptability, easy FAT application
stripping of PowerPC and CFM-68K code, Mac OS 8.5 compatibility, and more.

"InstallerMaker's competitive advantage is its ease of use. It is the only
Mac software installation tool to combine advanced capabilities and a
simple and flexible interface in one package," said Pauline Shumake,
InstallerMaker product manager. "With its increased scripting support and
added enhancements, it's easier and more powerful than ever."

New Features in InstallerMaker 5.3
*Significantly increased scripting takes advantage of Apple's native
AppleScript support in Mac OS 8.5
*Easily strips FAT applications containing PowerPC and CFM-68K code in the
data fork
*Compatibile with Mac OS 8.5
*New automated build systems example
*Builds ShrinkWrap(tm) images of installers for any size media
*Auto Rename Existing File condition
*Limits disk based searches for Finds to unlocked volumes only
*Applies user-selected OS system version conditions

Increased Scripting Support
InstallerMaker 5.3 now provides full scriptability for all features,
expanding its AppleScript support. Added scripting support includes five
new scripts and nineteen new categories, a few of which include: setting
all InstallerMaker preferences; creating Network Install tasks, Display
Alert tasks via AppleScript; setting all task settings via script; setting
Finder Information Options for installers; and more.

Auto Rename Existing File Condition
Developers can now automatically rename existing items when installing new
files.

Limited Disk Based Searches for Finds
Located in "Warning Dialogs & Miscellaneous" archive options, this setting
saves time by not searching for locked volumes during Finds.

User-selected OS System Version Conditions When selected, all system
conditions applied during installation will be based on the version of the
System on the volume selected by the user, instead of the boot volume.

Other InstallerMaker 5.3 Features
*Supports hierarchical packages and sub-level assignments. *"Network
Install" tasks allow developers to specify an FTP or HTTP site on the
Internet with a path leading to a file to retrieve and install. *Easily
creates custom installers that turn standard software into trialware
without any coding; end-users simply purchase the software with the
click of a button. *StuffIt Engine(tm) support for Internet installers,
enabling them to expand StuffIt (.sit) files, open .zip files, decode
MacBinary and BinHex files.

Availability and Requirements
InstallerMaker is distributed electronically via the World Wide Web at
http://www.aladdinsys.com/developers/installermaker/index.html. License
InstallerMaker directly from Aladdin. Current licensees can download a free
upgrade of the new version. Contact developer sales at
dev.sales@aladdinsys.com or (831) 761-6200 x 2 for pricing.

InstallerMaker requires a Macintosh compatible computer running System 7.1
or higher. Eight megabytes of RAM is recommended. Technical support is free
for licensed developers and can be contacted at dev.support@aladdinsys.com
or (831) 761-6200 x1.

Aladdin Systems: Making Access Transparent In 1998, Aladdin Systems, Inc.
celebrates 10 years of developing and publishing award-winning business and
consumer products. Aladdin publishes StuffIt(R), the worldwide Macintosh
compression standard; Aladdin FlashBack(tm) for Windows and Macintosh,
provides unlimited "Undos" with instant access to previous versions of a
document; and ShrinkWrap, the quickest and easiest way to create and
distribute disk images. Aladdin products are designed to make life easier
by helping users take full advantage of their computers.

Aladdin is located at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: (831)761-6200; URL: http://www.aladdinsys.com; e-mail:
info@aladdinsys.com.

 

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