I’m proud to announce, that chemical MIME was accepted by the Debian
FTP-masters and it is now part of the Debian distribution as package
chemical-mime-data. However the GNOME chemistry
utils are not yet accepted, but they are awaiting the review by
the FTP-masters in the NEW queue. The next packages will be gchempaint
(probably 0.6.7) and bkchem (probably 0.11.5).
The Debian packaging files of these packages are officially maintained by the debichem project members (I belong to this group too) and they can be found in our [SVN]1 repository. I have to say “Many thanks!” to Michael Banck, my sponsor, and “Join us!” to all who want to help packaging.
I’ve updated the Debian Wiki to fit the new situation. Search there, if you want to know which packages await an review to suggest them for Debian officially.