@n8ohu That sounds about right. Its been 2 days, I wonder why Microsoft can't answer my simple question, id be sad if there are not plans for this.
If the CoreCLR will not support, at minimum, deploy-able console applications across mac, linux and windows, may I ask why not, not the current focus? It well should be the focus. When many developers first heard about "open source .net" they all assume this is the case, and that its not just for ASP.net deployment.
I'm sure after a few years CoreCLR will support everything (even a proper cross-platform desktop GUI - could be third party library or not), but I don't understand why it shouldn't support running .net core compiled MSIL executables from the beginning on all platforms. No matter what Microsoft says now, it is clear to anyone paying attention that the .net framework will eventually become a second class citizen while .net core jumps ahead, one day it may even contain more features than the original framework itself. Let people get familiar with how .net core will work for simple compiled executables as early as possible.