I think that's going to happen. We just need some more patience.
Sorry to be a spazz Lino (Azen, whoever..), but really, having a guesstimate on when the first Octane Blender 2.8 is coming would make a huge
difference for this dilemma I find myself in... A client just dumped a 20-animation gig on me, which are all small simple industrial animations that I would feel very confident
being able to bang out - with no problems - in even a first beta version of Octane Blender 2.8. Since this would be the perfect
gig to make the transition from LW to Blender, I am very anxious to get it asafp. But I will need to make a decision pretty soon if I am going to do this entire gig in Blender 2.8 or LW. They will need total consistency and share assets and whatnot, so I can't do half in each. If you have any measure of confidence that 2.8 may very well be coming in the next few weeks, I could start getting things set up and building animations etc. But if you know for certain that 2.8 is definitely more than three weeks out, I would have no choice but to do this entire gig in LW...
I have played with Octane in 2.79 a wee bit, but 2.79 (yuck) is such a different beast than 2.8, which I have been learning exclusively, and staying the hell away 2.79 as much as possible because I simply can't work in both while learning 2.8.
I tried so hard to exhibit the patience
you asked for... Please understand Lino (or anyone else reading this) that the forthcoming Octane Blender 2.8 is truly a special situation, and I will not be pestering you or anyone else about future versions. I am a professional, and try to conduct myself as such, but I just couldn't keep my pie-hole shut in this case, because of this kick-ass opportunity to start working in Octane Blender 2.8 in such a perfect-fit scenario, and the profound difference this could make for me personally.
Please advise. Thanks bro!