Can someone tell me how big the zip file for blender 2.8 source code is. My net is kinda slow for some time.
There is no .zip file for the 2.8 source code currently. The Blender git repository is about 1GB.
git clone transfered ~501 MiB for submodules (had to get them with update --progress to see the stats…) and the base git. If you have access to a shell somewhere, you could get git data then pack the source files only; in zip that is <66 M but you lose all the git features (diff and so on).
If you’re on windows you’ll need the svn libs as well which are about 3.3GB