I'm the author of a little python library for controlling the Raspberry Pi's camera module (without shelling out for raspistill and raspivid). Until now, the library has been living happily on PyPI (the Python package index) but by the time release 1.0 rolls around (which hopefully won't be long now - the library is basically stable and mostly complete), I'd really like users to have the ability to apt-get it (which will simplify upgrades for them).
I've recently managed to get some (hopefully appropriate) debian packages built from the library (python-picamera for python 2, python3-picamera for python 3, and python-picamera-docs for the documentation) and I was wondering if anyone could point me toward the process for submitting things for inclusion in Raspbian's repository (if such a process exists)?
I guess the obvious question is "why not submit it to Debian"? My only reason for this is that while the library can technically be installed anywhere (it's pure python - no compiled bits), it does depend on libmmal (specific to the Pi, I think?) and is for controlling the Pi's camera module, not a generic camera like a webcam, so it's really not of any interest to platforms other than the Pi.
Anyway, if anyone wants to check out the process I've used for building the packages, have a look at the github repository for the project. There's a "deb" target in the Makefile which fires off debuild for building the packages (you'll need the usual stuff installed - build-essentials, packaging-dev, python-dev, python3-dev, python-sphinx, probably other bits I've forgotten). I wouldn't recommend anyone actually install the resulting packages yet, though - at least until I get some word that I've actually done things more or less right! Basically, it's a tweaked version of the output of python-stdeb (tweaked to include a python 3 build, a separate docs package, and using the native format instead of quilt as the debian stuff is included in the repo).