I've finally gotten back to the idea of writing an article for O'Reilly on VL-Hot. I've got the latest rc (maybe actually final) of VL 6.0 installed. I've been testing with HAL up until now.
First, congratulations on all the progress you've made. It works very well indeed and VL-Hot Config really makes this an incredibly flexible tool for a user with half a clue. One niggle, and it's probably more cosmetics or my personal sensibilities that anything else. The default mount path is /mnt/vl-hot. That's been the case for a long time and I really don't have a problem with that. When I insert a USB stick the icons pop up as expected, but the device is at /mnt/vl-hot/vl-hot. Isn't that redundant? Why not just make the default path /mnt much as HAL does with /media. Second device is /mnt/vl-hot/vl-hot1. Still redundant.
Yes, I know I can change this in VL-Hot Config but the default behavior looks, well... strange.
One other suggestion: HAL is capable of reading a device name string on a lot of USB sticks so it comes up with a mount point that is often a brand name or model. Can VL-Hot do the same at some point in the future?
Anyway, these are just my thoughts. I haven't found an actual bug yet