Autotools with Python
As I mentioned earlier, I've been using GNU Autoconf and Automake to make installation of a small GNOME app that I've been writing easier. I said I'd blog about how to do it with Python when I'd worked it all out, as I hadn't found any docs.
In a superb display of the power of Murphy's Law, I stumbled across the last chapter of Arturo Ferrer's Gnome applets with Python tutorial (titled "Autotools: a brief introduction to the installation process") the very same day that I finished sorting out my own autotools support.. Arturo's coverage is good, so I'll probably not bother to duplicate the effort with my own version after all.
I learnt a lot about how to do it by studying GNOME Blog as an example, and paying attention to Ralph Levien's notes on importing into GNOME CVS.