Best way to bare system

The manjaro kde qonos iso installer says architect is an officially supported manjaro edition, but, says it’s currently unmaintained. Which is true? i just want a bare system in a kvm vm with pacman and a prompt. Am i better off installing the kde version and then removing kde packages?

Also, i was going to post this in the “Server” forum section but posting there seems to be blocked, is that intentional?

I believe this would work. If you GUI you need to install a DE.
[root tip] Do a manual Manjaro installation

An unofficial recent version of architect can be found on