The StuffIt Engine(tm) SDK 4.0 For Macintosh From Aladdin Systems, Is Now
Available To The Developer Community

Watsonville, CA– March 13, 1997 – Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer and
publisher of the worldwide Macintosh compression standard, StuffIt, ships
the StuffIt Engine Software Developer Kit (SDK) 4.0 for Macintosh. The
StuffIt Engine gives third party software built-in support for StuffIt
archives (.sit), the Macintosh standard for archiving and compression.

By licensing the StuffIt Engine a developer’s product can easily create
StuffIt archives (.sit), Self-Extracting archives (.sea), and encrypted
archives among other formats. The StuffIt Engine consists of a series of
code resources that give users access to standard StuffIt archival
compression and decompression. “The StuffIt Engine 4.0 for Mac allows
developers to use the industry standard StuffIt compression and
decompression formats in their products easily,” said Pauline Shumake,
StuffIt Engine Product Manager. “Developer’s can integrate the StuffIt
Engine into their program in less than an hour.”

There is a single application programming interface (API) handling all the
following formats:
* StuffIt Compression and Decompression
* Compact Pro Decompression
* ZIP Decompression
* ARC Decompression
* AppleLink Package Decompression
* GZIP Decompression
* Unix Compress Decompression
* BinHex Decoding
* MacBinary Decoding
* UUCode Decoding

Evaluate the StuffIt Engine
The StuffIt Engine is distributed electronically and available for
evaluation over the World Wide Web at; and
CompuServe. The StuffIt Engine is sold through license agreements directly
from Aladdin. Current licensees will automatically receive a free upgrade
to the new version. Aladdin has increased its engineering, developer
support, and developer sales staffs to provide better service for
developers. Contact the Developer Sales Group at
for additional details.

About Aladdin
Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc. is the developer and publisher of
award winning products for businesses and consumers. Aladdin’s Consumer
Product Group includes StuffIt, the Macintosh and internet compression
standard; Spring Cleaning, the fastest and safest way to clean up your Mac;
as well as CyberFinder, an Internet Bookmark Manager and Aladdin Desktop
Tools, a utility product. Aladdin’s Developer Technologies Group includes
InstallerMaker, the Macintosh installation standard used by thousands of
software developers including: Apple, Claris, Corel and Microsoft; and
ShrinkWrap, the quickest and easiest way to create and distribute disk
images. Aladdin products are designed to help users take full advantage of
their computer both in work and in play.

The company is located at 165 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA;
telephone: (408)761-6200; URL:


StuffIt, StuffIt Engine, StuffIt InstallerMaker, Spring Cleaning,
CyberFinder, Aladdin Desktop Tools, and ShrinkWrap are trademarks of
Aladdin Systems, Inc. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc. All other products or brands are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective holders.

Lisa Sabol-Rickert, Aladdin Systems (408) 761-6200 X229