I'm pretty sure this has already been discussed internally, but I can't find it anywhere on JIRA.
I think it would make a lot of sense if NHibernate were to support .NET Core as target platform in the foreseeable future to enable cross-platform development. I understand that this might be a huge task involving even more aggressive cleanup of legacy code and possibly (probably) some breaking changes, but would go a long way to keep NH relevant. EF 7 will support it (duh), which will definitely give it an edge over NH...
I for one am certainly considering making the switch over to EF 7 for new projects just for that reason, even though NH is still much more powerful and flexible (and I have experience with it).
Hmmm. It's not like BuildTools is a tiny download either. AppVeyor doesn't seem to have a problem having the full Visual Studio installed on their build agents.
For Antr3 in the .NET Core 1,0 version, I had my own custom build, but if the upstream project is supporting it now, hopefully they can get the tooling fixed up.
I think we are close with pull request #633. It's currently passing 5,073 of 5,385 tests on Linux. If it could be reviewed and any commits/contributions made to help close the gap, we should be able to have something solid by the time .NET Core 2.0 is released.
not right place to ask - sorry for that mistake, i'll post in the right repo!