That intent was reiterated last May by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in Ubuntu Open Week, but now it looks like plans have changed.
Specifically, just ahead of this week's Ubuntu Developer Summit, product strategy engineering manager Oliver Ries announced that the company's new platform-agnostic focus has caused it to drop Wayland and instead create a display manager of its own.
'Some changes are necessary'
“In order to implement the vision of converged devices, some changes to our display stack are necessary,” Ries wrote in an announcement on the Ubuntu mailing lists on Monday.
“After thorough research, looking at existing options, and weighing in costs and benefits, we have decided to roll our own display server, Mir.”
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