Discussing samba development in real-time: you might find a team member on the #samba-technical channel on the http://freenode.net/ IRC server. Please DO NOT ask any user questions in #samba-technical, but in #samba instead!
Please use one of the above methods for connecting with Samba. If you really need to talk to a team member instantly, then you can look at Andrew Tridgell's home page for a contact phone number. DO NOT ABUSE THIS.