On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Roy Stogner <roystgnr@ices.utexas.edu> wrote:

Certainly.  If we're brainstorming wishlist-y, I'd actually like to
provide multiple examples of *build systems* too - one a two-part
Makefile with a stripped down "Make.common" that does a better job of
separating PETSc/SLEPc/libMesh/etc internals from deliberately
provided (and LIBMESH_ prefixed) variables, one a barebones
Makefile.am setup; even an scons or more exotic option if people
wanted to contribute those.

I've been thinking about something like this, actually. Should we just select some subset of existing examples and add the build system, or do we want to setup/install separate special examples to only focus on the build system aspect?  Either way, I can add/modify-existing-example-to an autotools system to serve as an example for building an application. I think it's prudent to do this ASAP given the recent merge. So, let me know your opinions and I'll drop an example in.