[Python-Dev] Python as a Metro-style App

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jan 8 00:38:08 CET 2012

On 1/7/2012 4:47 PM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 2012/1/7 "Martin v. Löwis"<martin at v.loewis.de>:
>> I just tried porting Python as a Metro (Windows 8) App, and failed.
> Is this required for Python to run on Windows 8?

No, normal 'desktop' programs will still run in desktop mode.

> Sorry if that's a dumb question. I'm not sure if "Metro App" is a
> special class of application.

Yes. They are basically 'phone/touchpad' apps, and will be managed in 
the more or less the same way. They will probably only be available 
through MS storefront, after vetting by MS. Only Metro Apps will survive 
a system Refresh, along with user data. Traditional unvetted, 
direct-from-supplier, desktops apps will be wiped because they might be 

Terry Jan Reedy

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