SOURCE: Magnolia Americas, Inc.

Magnolia Americas, Inc.

February 09, 2011 08:02 ET

Magnolia Picks Vaadin Web Framework for Next-Generation Open Source CMS

Slick New User Interface in Magnolia 5.0 to Cut Development Time by up to 50 Percent

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Magnolia, the open source content management vendor that delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale, today announced that it has picked Vaadin web framework as the basis for the new user interface for Magnolia 5.0. The slick new user interface will employ next-generation technology that cuts development time for partners and Java developers by up to 50 percent.

With the Vaadin web framework, Magnolia 5.0 will deliver the most advanced and intuitive open-source web CMS available on the market today. Full support for touch, mouse, and keyboard input keeps Magnolia abreast of the latest iPad and other touch devices that are replacing desktops and laptops. Vaadin enables the Magnolia community to write extensions in a truly modular fashion, with shared components and pure Java packaging for a consistent user experience.

"One of our supporters recently wrote, 'I am totally impressed with Vaadin -- now someone just needs to come up with an Open Source CMS with it!' I'm pleased to announce that their wait is coming to an end -- we are extremely excited by the prospect of Magnolia 5.0," said Joonas Lehtinen, CEO of IT Mill, the company behind Vaadin. "Our combined resources promise to take user-friendly, open source CMS development to a whole new level." 

"We anticipate that our new Vaadin-based interface in Magnolia 5.0 will lead to a prospective outpouring of creative, user-friendly applications and modules, especially now that no JavaScript coding is required," said Boris Kraft, Magnolia CTO. "We conducted a rigorous review and testing process in selecting the underlying technology for our next-generation, open source web CMS -- employing such criteria as agility, security, efficiency, theming, collaboration, and community backing -- and found that Vaadin consistently scored at or near the top." Please visit for further information.

Vaadin-based Magnolia CMS 5.0 slated for 2nd half release
Magnolia CMS 5.0 with its Vaadin-based GUI is slated for release in the 2nd half of 2011.To learn more about current and future versions of Magnolia CMS, please visit

About Vaadin
Vaadin Ltd is the company behind open source Vaadin Framework, used by thousands of professional developers in more than 150 countries to build high-quality web interfaces for businesses. To download the free Vaadin Framework, or to find out more about add-on tools, support and services, please visit

About Magnolia Americas
Magnolia Americas, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magnolia International Ltd, whose open source content management system delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale. Its outstanding combination of ease-of-use with a flexible, standards-based Java architecture has led to its adoption by enterprises and governments throughout the world, including ING,, Johnson & Johnson, Lloyds TSB, Sony, Seat, Unilever, and the US Department of Defense. To find out more about Magnolia, including service, support, implementation, consulting, training, and our international network of qualified partners, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Magnolia Americas media contact:
    Third Wave PR
    Victoria S. De Alba
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