... Tim, can Windows installers be created by other people?
By anyone with MSVC 6 and Wise 8.something. Few people have the latter. They need also to be careful that the specific versions of the MS components they ship (like msvcrt.dll) are officially blessed by MS for redistribution (e.g., the system's msvcrt.dll on my Win98SE box is, but the one I picked up on my Win2K box via a Win2K-specific service pack is not).
I called for volunteers on c.l.py more than once to complete the start at an InnoSetup installer I checked in (InnoSetup is free-as-in-beer), but got no responses.