Kubuntu v Ubuntu: looks like the house is dividing
Just a day before Ubuntu announced that it would be making its Mir display server the default from the next release, in October, the chief Kubuntu developer, Jonathan Riddell, announced that Kubuntu would not be using Mir or XMir. Coincidence or anticipation? One wonders.
Kubuntu was an official project of Canonical until it split off and gained sponsorship by a company known as Blue Systems. Riddell was for some time an employee of Canonical but left the company some months ago.
His announcement seems eerily prescient.
Kubuntu is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop environment.