When abiword installed from RPM is run, segfault occurs.
When abiword installed from static tarball is run, window appears, but all
pull down menus are empty.
Bug does not appear in Redhat 6.1
Here's a gdb backtrace
0x80a19b3 in signedHiWord ()
#0 0x80a19b3 in signedHiWord ()
#1 0x40035ce8 in png_read_data () from /usr/lib/libpng.so.2
#2 0x400343fe in png_read_info () from /usr/lib/libpng.so.2
#3 0x80a1a48 in UT_PNG_getDimensions ()
#4 0x808a7c6 in AP_UnixApp::_showSplash ()
#5 0x808aaba in AP_UnixApp::main ()
#6 0x808990b in main ()
Also, cross-reference to http://katz.linuxpower.org/piglet-archive/msg00059.html
(and following in the thread). Abiword seems to be the only thing hit by this.
There's also a similar bug in Abiword's bugzilla,
Quick and dirty work-around, run with -nosplash
Most likely it is abiword that is incompatible with something in out beta.
We'll try to follow up with abiword folks, but for now I presume this is not a
bug of ours.