Well, according to Michael Larabel from Phoronix, it looks like Canonical decided to abandon the Unity 2D project and make a single, stronger and smarter Unity interface for the Ubuntu operating system.
Starting with Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), which will be released on October 18th, 2012, Canonical plans to remove the 2D variant (the Qt non-accelerated version) of the Unity interface, leaving only the 3D one.
The reason behind this decision is probably the too much work involved in the main Unity version, and maintaining a "clone" requires even more man power.
Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), the upcoming version of the popular Ubuntu operating system, is taking place these days in Oakland, USA, between 7 and 11 May.
Stay tuned for more UDS-Q news on our Softpedia Linux Blog section!