I finally satisfied all the dependencies and got gvidcap going.
This allows you to make mpeg movies of your screen. I've been wanting something like this for a while so I can show off some of AbiWord's cool interactive features. Here's the first of these:
Showing off visual Drag and Drop of text. (mplayer does a great job with this. Other players may not. YMMV)
It's occured to me that now broadband is more prevelent, that these sort of movies of software in action may well become as popular as screenshots are now. Frankly they show off our new features better than words or screenshots do. I expect we'll use them them a lot when release AbiWord-2.2