As all you know Autotools is hard to learn, or at least takes some time to produce custome build rules. While Vala in Autotools have been there for a while it is buggy, making hard to get a out-of-the-box, clean and easy build system.
Now as part of my work to fix Bug #766621, I was able to produce a clean
Makefile.am, with all passing
make distcheck. I’ve added some utility makefiles to build libraries with GObject Introspection support out-of-the-box.
Just checkout my test bed project at GitHub, in order to see how simple could be.
GNOME Builder has a template system, really easy to update, and now it will have, as soon as may work on Bug #766621 is accepted to commit, out-of-the-box Vala libraries templates for your pleasure.