The development of Manjaro is going ahead even though we haven't talked about it for a long time. Thus the popular distribution that is based on Arch Linux has recently published the versions corresponding to Lxde and LXQT, the lightweight test desk It is already available as one of the lightweight versions of Manjaro and apparently, according to its users, the new desktop works quite well.
Manjaro LXQT Edtion uses Linux kernel 4.4.4 LTS and includes proprietary drivers in the 64-bit version of the distribution. What's more octopi and compton are present to beautify and make more functional to distribution.
Regarding the software that it includes, LXQT seeks to be as light as possible so it brings simple and light programs such as Abiword, qpdfview or xsensors. The only heavy or recognized programs that use the new Manjaro flavor are Chromium Browser and Mozilla Firefox, web browsers that can be replaced by lighter ones otherwise we like them.
Manjaro already offers a flavor with LXQT in a stable way
The most surprising thing about all this is that Manjaro has released two different distributions, one with Lxde and one with LXQT when we know that the latter will replace the former. In any case it seems that it has been in response to those users who do not trust the stability of LXQT. If you are interested in trying this new flavor of Manjaro or trying Manjaro, in this link You will not only find the download image of Manjaro LXQT Edition but also information on the rest of the flavors and versions that exist.
There are still many versions for leaving Manjaro with Manjaro 16.03 as base, like Manjaro JWM or Manjaro Fluxbox, but while these arrive it seems that Manjaro LXQT is not a bad option for teams with fewer resources, although it can always be improved Do not you think?