It's no secret that development on Archie has hit a slow patch. We've not had a new release for a while now but rest assured that the next release will bring some of the best functionality ever and will be right up to date with the latest Arch Linux developments, especially the latest hardware support.
We'll also be shipping with xorg7 and for those of you building custom CDs of your own using Archie the new modular structure should make for a much lighter system.
Once we get the nitty gritty of Archie back up and running I am hoping to knock out a version using the xfce-svn packages maintained by Shadowhand. Light weight and ultra bleeding edge? That's Archie ;)