sbt (http://www.scala-sbt.org/) is a build tool for Java and Scala software similar to Maven, and it is the de-facto standard build tool for Scala. Though it could run in userspace, it is usual mode of installation is a system wide deployment. It is not available through the Debian or Ubuntu repositories, but is available as a .deb package. The now current version is found at http://scalasbt.artifactoryonline.com/scalasbt/sbt-native-packages/org/scala-sbt/sbt//0.12.3/sbt.deb and generally the most current version is linked from http://www.scala-sbt.org/release/docs/Getting-Started/Setup.html (it is a fairly fast moving target). I would like to have this software available on labs.
Because I hope but don't expect many people, if any people, other than me will be using this tool, and because there is no absolute need (merely a fairly large convenience) to have it installed system-wide (or even at all, though it is a great convenience to be able to use its dependency management which is an utter pain to do manually), i'm setting severity here to enhancement, and offer myself to assist with packaging and updating for as far that is desirable and I'm able to do so.