This library provides an Ant task and a Maven plugin to create Debian packages from Java builds in a truly cross platform manner. Build your Debian packages on any platform that has Java support. Windows, Linux, OS X - it doesn't require additional native tools installed.
The jars are available in the Maven central repository.
If feel adventures or want to help out feel free to get the latest code via git.
git clone git://github.com/tcurdt/jdeb.git
Over the years jdeb has grown more and more powerful - but also got more complex. In order to simplify the usage and apply what we have learned we are taking a step back. If you want to help to shape the usage of jdeb 2.0 feel free to contribute on the gist where we want to iterate on the maven and ant interfaces.
Some links to other cross platform tools to package Linux applications: