Nelson Marques began by importing Ubuntu Indicator Applets to openSUSE, he said, to make openSUSE more familiar to his fellow countrymen that are more accustomed to Ubuntu. Well, that soon led to Unity. Now he's importing Synapse.
Marques continued to pound away on Unity after his first progress update. At the time he was experiencing some unspecified issues that he was sure he was close to overcoming. In a recent post he explained that his Unity builds were suffering numerous crashes with the openSUSE Build Service Compiz. After examining the Ubuntu packages, Marques believes he has worked through that obstacle, but still has a few other little annoyances to fix. At last report he said he should have a BETA ready to test real soon.