Metro apps

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Mon Jan 7 14:04:18 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Nicolas Lorain <nicolas.lorain at>wrote:

> 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.

Both :) Skinning we can achieve now, app store will take longer. Doing the
easy win skinning now will make JFX at least somewhat appealing to early
JFX+Win8 adopters/trail-blazers, which in turn could lead to better input
on what works and what doesn't when the official JFX platform decides to
include it. Similar to the sort of approach Jonathan takes with getting
people to contribute and play with new controls before they go into the
official code.

Pedro has been doing some work on this skinning, which seems like a
valuable contribution/test-bed for the work that Oracle will eventually
want to do when it comes to supporting Windows 8 properly. Seems like a
situation where working with Pedro and supporting him would result in less
overall work for Oracle in the long run. i.e. leveraging the community
resources to your advantage.

> 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:
>> https://oracleus.activeevents.**com/connect/sessionDetail.ww?**
>> SESSION_ID=4996<>
>> 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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