||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (August 2014)|
|Original author(s)||Boris Kraft & Pascal Mangold|
|Developer(s)||Magnolia International Ltd|
|Initial release||15 November 2003|
|Stable release||5.3.1 / 15 July 2014|
|Type||Content management system|
|License||Enterprise Edition: proprietary EULA,
Community Edition: GPL
Obinary was renamed to Magnolia International Ltd. in September 2006. By that time, Magnolia had been downloaded more than 150,000 times.
Magnolia 3.0, released on November 15, 2006, marked the switch from a pure Open Source product to a layered product strategy with the introduction of Magnolia Enterprise Edition. The proprietary version extends the open source version by adding user authentication through LDAP, a package manager to manage deployments, a JSR-168 connector and a WYSIWYG website designer
Magnolia 3.6 was released in July 2008 and focused on the ease of maintenance, robustness and performance.
In December 2008, Magnolia released "Magnolia-on-Air", a content management system designed for broadcasters and large organizations to manage their broadcast content.
In March 2009, Magnolia released Magnolia 4.0.
Magnolia 4.1 was released in June 2009. It introduces user-generated content templates that provide new functionality, including forums and public user registration. It also includes new features like a CMS-wide address book, multiple themes, RSS generation and aggregation.
Magnolia 4.4 was released in November 2010. It introduced support for concurrent editing and the ability to import and export content in different languages. It also included new workflow and dependency controls.
Magnolia 4.5 was released in March 2012. It introduced support for mobile websites and mobile content previews and interoperability with Microsoft Sharepoint, Alfresco, Photoshop, SAP, Oracle and others. It also added support for new enterprise standards like CMIS, JCR 2.0, HTML5 and Java 6.0.
Magnolia 5.0 was released on June 20, 2013. It includes a new user interface based on HTML5 and the Vaadin toolkit. The new user interface supports editing from both desktop and tablet computers. Other new features include a system of fully customizable, task-oriented "Apps", "Pulse" for real-time notifications, and "Favorites" for quick user-definable access to CMS functionality. A developer preview of Magnolia 5.0 was shown running on both a desktop and an iPad at Magnolia Conference 2012.
Magnolia 5.3 was released in Jun 2014. It included personalization tools, a marketing tags manager, improved connectivity with third-party cloud storage providers and file systems, and new team collaboration tools.
Modules offer Spring Framework and Struts integration, RSS feed support, standard templates, data caching and backup, and more. As of February 2012, the Magnolia website lists over 50 free modules.
The official Magnolia CMS site has a directory of example users: Magnolia CMS References
The inaugural Magnolia Conference was held in Basel, Switzerland on September 10 & 11 2009. The event attracted more than 80 attendees. The list of speakers included the Magnolia founders Pascal Mangold & Boris Kraft as well as David Nüscheler, JSR-170 specification lead (JSR-170 is Magnolia's underlying technology standard). Impressions of the event have been blogged about, photos have been published on Flickr and talks have been streamed live over the internet
The fourth Magnolia conference was held in Basel, Switzerland in September 2013. It had approximately 200 attendees and took place at the Pathé Cinema.
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