Due to KDE having Wayland support… And plans porting to Wayland. (port to Wayland)
Reconsidered KDE again by looking at the KDE packages.debian.org packages.
(history: Whonix used to be based on KDE: User Poll - XFCE vs KDE - KDE Deprecation Considered!)
I re-checked the dependencies of the most minimal KDE packages and it’s still horrible. KDE might have 1 nice feature (Wayland) but comes with a lot extra baggage.
Debian -- Details of package kde-plasma-desktop in bookworm depends on Debian -- Details of package plasma-desktop in bookworm but that depends on Debian -- Details of package accountsservice in bookworm
Debian -- Details of package plasma-workspace in bookworm but that depends for example on Debian -- Details of package qml-module-org-kde-kholidays in bookworm and a lot of other stuff.
By the first impression, researching all of that would be just too much.
Could have similar issues as GNOME which then results in “click = compromised” because it runs a file indexer by default which has a rarely needed feature parsing CD metadata which has been vulnerable (libcue).
It lacks the required minimalism “just give me a basic desktop”.
Could have more similar issues that GNOME has:
Unless I am missing something…
Therefore it seems highly unlikely going back to KDE for the sake of Wayland support.