Thanks to Angelos Tzotzos (Remote Sensing Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens) Total Open Station has an installable package for OpenSUSE, since a few weeks. Installing is as easy as:
$ sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/openSUSE_12.1/ GEO $ sudo zypper refresh $ sudo zypper install TotalOpenStation
Any report about this package will be very welcome. We have already added these instructions in the website.
A few days ago I met Angelos in Athens. He is a very active member in several OSGeo projects and even more importantly he does an incredible job at animating the small Greek OSGeo community. I hope they will grow as our Italian community did, and I think we have an obligation to help them.