Good news! I've gotten John to help with AppleCommander. He's made a number of patches to the code - both fixing my screwups as well as enhancements - which I have incorporated back into the project. Now he's a team member who can access the source code directly.
Plus, he works on the Macintosh, so he can make Mac OS X builds. I can continue to make Windows and Linux builds. That pretty much covers the entire world! (Yes, AppleCommander is written in Java, but we need to test on various platforms as well as package for those platforms. So it's write once, package a number of times.)
Ok, its more like a small village. But it's still pretty cool.