Bring Gradle 1.11 to the Debian and Ubuntu universe repositories

Bring Gradle 1.11 to the Debian and Ubuntu universe repositories. This would make it much easier for distributed projects to use gradle.

I know there is a PPA, but PPAs are not a long-term solution ā€“ imagine if each package would come in its own private archive.

While Iā€™m definitely not arguing against your point, the best way to use Gradle in a distributed project is to use the Gradle Wrapper (see Gradle User Guide).