Both Whonix CLI and Whonix XFCE exist.
Technically, both Whonix-Gateway-CLI with Whonix-Workstation-XFCE are using virtual network
Whonix. That’s why these can be easily, seamlessly combined.
Non-Qubes-Whonix vs Qubes-Whonix
- This announcement mostly concerns Non-Qubes-Whonix.
- Qubes-Whonix is largely unaffected because Qubes’ desktop environment choice (XFCE vs KDE) relies on dom0. Qubes-Whonix default applications will most likely change from KDE to those associated with XFCE; to learn how Qubes-Whonix is affected see this mailing list thread.