I just released version 0.97 of Vine Type. It fixes the installation problem where the comment form doesn't appear along with a couple usability bugs.
In addition, it adds a couple new features dealing with recent articles. The first is recent articles. This site's homepage now dynamically shows the most recent n (user-customizable in my case 10) articles. I've set a switch in my vinetype.config file to show summaries.
The other new feature is recent headlines -- a list of article titles as an unordered list. This site shows the list on all pages except the home page in the left-hand column.
I'll be updating the Vine Type site with configuration details soon. Feedback Welcome here or at the Vine Type Commmunity site.