I have attempted to install kdenlive (0.9.6-2.30) on OpenSuse 12.3. Kdenlive, ffmpeg and melt were all obtained from the packman repository. Most of the usual functions work, except that there were only two tabs found under the monitor area - clip and record. There is no tab for project as expected and discussed in the documentation.
I have not found related posts on this issue in the kdenlive forums.

Has anyone encountered this problem in the OpenSuse environment?

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.