I’ve been building Blender 2.8 on my machine (MacBook Pro, High Sierra) as I get up to speed on internals so I can start to contribute. One annoying thing I’ve noticed is that when I build locally I do not get any of the add-ons that are present when I download the daily build (e.g. Node Wrangler, Copy Attributes). In my locally built version I get the familiar upgrade to 2.8x required. But I don’t see that in the daily build where the plugins work.
make update seems to forcefully checkout the master addons, not the 2.8 branch , after talking to sergey he said git submodule update --remote ought to be the command that gets you the right addon tree.