Maybe sponsor package under debian-med umbrella?
I see that many bioinformatics programs such as muscle, mafft, and
fsa (alignment) and mrbayes, beast-mcmc, and phyml (phylogenetics), etc.
are maintained by the "Debian Med Packaging Team". I uploaded a package
for bali-phy (which does simultaneous alignment) to mentors.debian.net.
(Disclaimer: I am the author). I was originally planning to try to
maintain this on my own, but (supposing people are interesting in this
package) would the Debian Med team be a better structure?
Many of the programs that I use (such as figtree) are available in
Debian now, but a few (e.g. tracer:
https://github.com/marbl/canu) are not. I would probably be interested
in packaging tracer. Like figtree, it is a java program, and it is by
the same authors, so I presume I could use the figtree package as a