What application are you interested in using? Most apps are available for most distros, and if the script is outdated, the app is probably outdated too, so I'd recommend killing two birds with one stone and just using the current release for your distro of choice. As for copying scripts from one distro and trying to use them on another, it's possible that they could work, but most likely they would fail. Different distros come with a different set of standard packages (and/or versions of packages) and therefore you could easily run into dependency issues. Along those lines, it would be worth looking at the set of packages that are included with the distro you want to use (SuSE). If the package is included as part of the standard installtion, you won't have to manually do it.
BTW - Welcome to LQ -- J.W.