Operating system: Windows 10
Graphics card: GTX 1080
Broken: (2.80, 9099305771ec, Beta, 2019-03-18, as found on the splash screen)
Broken: (2.80, a29186efb414, Beta, 2019-03-18, as found on the splash screen)
Broken: (2.80, 40e85a603c98, Beta, 2019-03-19, as found on the splash screen)
Working: (2.79, f4dc9f9d68b, Stable, 2018-03-22, as found on the splash screen)
Short description of error
When importing an alembic mesh sequence (and sometimes and alembic mesh), Blender will just up and crash immediately after pressing import. If I'm lucky enough to get it to import (which sometimes it will), playback of the sequence will result in Blender freezing and eventually crashing. I have 32gb of RAM so I don't believe memory would be a cause to this, I'm not sure though. It works perfectly fine on 2.79.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
I have tried multiple blender projects, even new blender projects from scratch, importing different meshes from different programs, even exporting from blender and importing back into blender causes a crash. Sometimes the alembic mesh and sequence will import fine, but even if it does, attempting to play a large sequence (200 frames long imported from RealFlow 10) will cause Blender to lock up, choke, and hard crash. Again, works fine on 2.79.
Import > Alembic Mesh (.abc)
Import > Alembic Mesh (.abc) > Sequence