Nelson Continues Importing Ubuntu to openSUSE

by Ostatic Staff - Feb. 02, 2011

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.

Well, as if that wasn't enough Marques is now building Synapse for openSUSE. Synapse is a file launcher and search tool for your desktop. Marques descibes it as, "a semantic file launcher (pretty much the same as hitting ALT+F2 on a GNOME session) with some crazy looks and a battalion of plugins." Again, a few bugs are present, but most functionality is working on recent openSUSE 11.4 Milestones.

Seems like if Marques has his way, the only difference between the appearance of openSUSE and Ubuntu will be the green color.