At first the packages were pretty easy to bring over from Fedora:
The latest minisat2 does compile but I was getting all kinds of compilation errors with link-grammar-5.3 in using it. Backing down to an older version of minisat2 and link-grammar I could get other parts to compile but I could not get abiword to compile. Through some pointers from Yaakov Selkowitz who had dealt with this package in Cygwin, I was able to get it compiled. I then opened an email to the link-grammar people who figured out that there was a bug in their code when compiling on CentOS or Scientific Linux. They haven't spun a new release with the fix yet but when they do I can update the packages. At the moment, the abiword package has to be compiled with the
--disable-introspectionflag which probably limits some functionality.
In the end, we have a set of packages now available for testing a copr:
[smooge-Abiword] name=Copr repo for Abiword owned by smooge baseurl=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/smooge/Abiword/epel-7-$basearch/ type=rpm-md skip_if_unavailable=True gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/smooge/Abiword/pubkey.gpg repo_gpgcheck=0 enabled=1 enabled_metadata=1
Good luck and let me know if it works for you.