Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canonical has been working hard at Mir, their own display server, which is already set as default on Ubuntu Touch. Despite the fact that the initial plan was to replace X.org with Mir, starting with Ubuntu 13.10, the usage of Mir got rescheduled a few times already.
Mark Shuttleworth has recently announced at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS 14.03) that Mir will be used by default, most likely on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is scheduled for April 2016, but starting with Ubuntu 14.10, the users will be already able to use it instead of X.org:
“My expectation is that in the next 12 months we’ll see lots of people running Mir as the default display server and by 16.04 it will be the default and there are lot of reason why that will let us support more hardware, let us get much better performance, and let us do some great things with some of the software companies,”
I was expecting to see Mir running on Ubuntu systems as default sooner, since Mark Shuttleworth wants to achive full mobile-desktop convergence between the releases of Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04. (October 2014 – April 2015)