Instancing is the name of the panel in 2.8. Instantiate child objects. This may have been called dupliverts and duplifaces in the past.
I cannot get a simple curve duplicate instantiation to succeed in 2.8 and 2.82.
My expectation is that I would get a duplicate for every point on the curve. I only get one duplicate following the first point of the curve. Is my expectation correct?
In comparison I do get the expected result for a simple mesh with instancing. One duplicate for each vertex.
The barely visible relationship lines shows parent child.
Am I missing a simple step?
I am not trying to use the Array Modifier and the Curve Modifier.