If the developer of the Swing UI wallet were to provide Debian/Ubuntu packages, would the ZCash project agree host them in their official repo? That way a new user could get started much faster.
The github discussion on this topic: https://github.com/vaklinov/zcash-swing-wallet-ui/issues/9
tl;dr - it's a chicken and egg situation at the moment
P.S. I'm offering a 2 ZEC bounty for anyone willing to build such packages