Continuing to try solving.
The tarball responds
Googling suggest running build-essential but this does not exist.
Repository search suggests it is in libKDE4, libKDEcore4, libkde4-devel, libkdepim-libs4-devel, kdepim4-runtime-devel, or kdepim4-devel, which are not installed. So I install them all.
That problem is solved, but now it can't find libBlueDevil, no problem we have 1.0-3.3 available as an RPM. Install it and try again. But it still can't find it.
So I go to the gym to clear my head and try one more time.
Go search at http://software.opensuse.org/search, choose the v. 1.0-2.9 ymp. Again, it can't find kdebase4 > 4.6, but volunteers to install an older version, I click OK.
It runs and runs and runs and ... claims Installation was successful.
But it wasn't. bluedevil is not to be found.
Re-check yast2: It shows it as being installed. KDE also shows it as being installed but the icon bounces up and down and eventually dies.
Check yast2: it offers updates for libluedevil1 and libluedevil-devel. The latter was not installed Accept these and try again. Now the icon appears in the tray.
Woohoo!! Finally! I can send files to the N8 and it puts them in E:/Received files.
But notso fasto. When I reboot I get the dreaded Unable to start ksmserver. But now I know, although have not heretofore tried
to upgrade to OpenSuSE 11.4!
Next step: return to resolve and review OpenSync.