The Blender Foundation has released the first 2.80-beta version. No other release of Blender has been met with so much anticipation! It's the accumulation of 3 years of time and hundreds of months of work by developers from the Blender community.
The Blender team decided to tackle workflow; not only by improving UI configurations and layouts, but especially by bringing back 3D tools and editing where it belongs - in 3D space. Everything should be real-time and interactive, whether you make photorealistic environments or cartoon animation.
The beta means it is "feature complete", but it's not finished. In the coming months, developer efforts will go to stability and usability - working with the users to get the best free/open source 3D software release ever.
Blender 2.80 Beta is now available for download as a daily updating build.