Have been working on Project Vole iso. It is now based on Artix Linux, systemd free (runit). Iso is very beta!!! but boots and reaches desktop. Open a terminal using Super+Return and away you go.
What works? Wired connections out of the box, Wifi via connmanctl take a little time to setup. Have added a script for pacman-keys (haveged service is running) at the moment adding keys takes a little time (something I need to work on). Pacman will then work, edit mirrors as need. No install scripts yet need to add package for that..
Will share what I have done on Artix forums (hope to get some feedback/ advice)