I checked out the HEAD sources from CVS for abbot and abbot.swt.
For the latter I was not able to perform the ant build because the jars in the subdirectory /lib are missing which ant expects there. Is there a specific reason that the (Eclipse swt related) jars are not checked in CVS? I also needed to set -Xmx512M for ant run. If I am not the only one with that problem, maybe it should be noted in the build file.