Someone asked about manjaro-architect. I looked at the procedure to convert manjaro to artix, and it would not be that difficult to alter manjaro-architect to install artix when user chooses openrc version of a profile. Would just need to add the artix repos and update the package lists. This could help artix to get more desktops, as you could use the manjaro desktops for artix.
However, there are issues. Here are just two from the top of my headň
- it would confuse the line between manjaro and artix, because the configured desktops would be branded for manjaro even though the core would be artix. This would confuse users seeking technical assistance
- it would make a lot of extra maintenance work, and require communication and co-operation between manjaro iso maintainers and artix team. With help, maintainers would have difficulty to keep their openrc profiles working.
I’ll be looking into this matter, but unfortunately there is a significant chance that maintaining openrc option is not feasible. Which is kind of sad, I really liked that option. But for the future of openrc, artix is probably for the best, and can attain a a level of stability that was not festivaali with manjaro+openrc.