OK so I know I'm on the S list using a Mac for 3D these days, but it is what it is.
I'm running 2.82 and the improvements in the UI are impressive. I'm a C4D user, but want to check out Blender's Fluid and Smoke. I started with 2.8 and couldn't get ANY simulation to bake so I could see anything. Sometimes it will look like it's calculating, but nothing at the end. Sometimes it will zoom through and "calculate" in less than a second.
I then downloaded the latest build, 2.83 alpha. I set up a simple fluid sim and boom. I could see the simulation. Great. I freed the bake and added some obstacles to test everything. Nothing. I haven't been able to get any results except that one time. I've read many posts, watch tons of tutorials, changed lots of settings all to no avail. I'm not talking about rendering issues where Eevee and Cycles and GPUs come in to play, I'm just try to see ANYTHING.
Here's a link to a super simple file I set up. Maybe I'm missing something. Thanks for taking a look.