I'm kinda surprised Linux Mint 5.0 does not have the new Abiword. There is a repo set up for it for those who want it. Maybe it can be added, or put into the Mint repo? See here for how to get the new Abiword: http://abisource.com/wiki/Install_on_Ubuntu
. On Mint, I had to edit the Source.list. Synaptic would not add the repo correctly, even though it did on Hardy.