noticed that there was going to be an updated version of abiword released with the new zeta. since this is an open source app, i was wondering if there is anyone working to get it over to haiku?

The changes made by Magnussoft to support Zeta are not yet publicly available I believe. You can probably assume that once they’re made available, it won’t take much work to port it to R5 and subsequently to Haiku.

Depends on how much of the port relies on Zeta-only APIs.