Metro apps

Nicolas Lorain nicolas.lorain at
Mon Jan 7 13:57:07 PST 2013

Skinning to make apps look like Metro apps is one thing, getting them 
into the Windows Store is another thing. It eally depends what is the 
end goal.

On 1/7/13 1:51 PM, Jim Weaver wrote:
> David Qiao (copied) did some skinning as well as navigation work when 
> he Metro-styled JavaFX Ensemble for his JavaOne "JavaFX meets Metro" 
> session:
> Regards,
> 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.

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