Metro apps

Jim Weaver james.weaver at
Mon Jan 7 13:51:02 PST 2013

David Qiao (copied) did some skinning as well as navigation work when he 
Metro-styled JavaFX Ensemble for his JavaOne "JavaFX meets Metro" session:

Jim Weaver

On 1/7/13 4:45 PM, Daniel Zwolenski wrote:
> I wonder if Pedro's approach of simply "skinning" things to look Metro
> would be a good interim solution. So apps are deployed
> in compatibility mode but look somewhat windows8-like.
> Sounds like Jim already did a little of this. Perhaps there could be some
> collab/sharing with Pedro to support him developing this for the benefit of
> all.
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:
>>> Lately my messages have been ignored on this mailing list by the javafx
>>> team members.
>> Vacation ;-)
>> Long story short -- a port to WinRT would be that -- a full port,
>> considered something different than the windows port (which is in large
>> measure dependent on win32), largely due to limitations (such as JIT), and
>> the fact that it is a completely new stack that will just take time to get
>> to. As Nicolas mentioned, it isn't as high priority as Android and iOS, and
>> we don't have those ports available yet either ;-). So it will be a while
>> before we add it to our roadmap I would guess.

Jim Weaver
Java Technology Ambassador
Oracle Corporation
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