On Wednesday 17 August 2011 22:07:35 Darrell Anderson wrote: > Thank you for all the responses. > > The whole point of my question, which I did not emphasize, is end-users should not need to recompile LibreOffice to obtain native file picker dialog boxes. Support for native dialogs should be transparent to users. This was how I understood it actually. > That OpenSuse provides such support does not help people using other distros. :) Indeed. > My point is why can't the official release upstream from the Document Foundation developers include that native support from the beginning? If we need to provide those patches and hooks then fine, but the official build release of LibreOffice should not need to be recompiled downstream. The OpenOffice from Oracle as distributed in binary form has support for Qt3 theming but still has no working KDE3 file picker plugin.