I would suggest setting up a repository (for instance a PPA on Launchpad) for Ubuntu/Debian users.
I've been debating whether or not to actually do this myself or wait for someone else to take it. The repository isn't setup, but I need some feedback as to whether the .deb package I released for 1.0 actually worked. As far as I know, I don't believe it's even been downloaded (although SF.net's stats are a day or two behind at the moment). Ultimately the goal, of course, would be to have the package in the official repositories and I wouldn't have to deal with it at all.
I'm using the .deb package without any problems. And I downloaded it from sourceforge. I tried the notification of Gmail, Reader Wave and everything seems to work properly.
The official repositories are updated every 6 months. Since this project is still young I would suggest using a PPA repository to update in real time any new versions.
Any news about the repository?
I suggest reading this step by step guide on how to implement with minimal effort a Launchpad PPA For a Simple Python Project:
Yeah, it's not too complex. I'm still trying to decide if I want to get into the business of running a repository or just hope it gets officially picked up.
I understand. But, I repeat, the official repositories are updated every 6 months! Ubuntu does not have a rolling repos :(.
Six months of waiting for a project that releases new versions every week are many.
You could try to be included in the project GetDeb: http://www.getdeb.net/welcome/
But, imho, it would be easier to create your own repository PPA.