I've released another new library for users of the Options pattern, which allows you to load Json that you already have in memory into your configuration. The Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Json library on which it is based only allows you to load Json from a file. Check it out on GitHub: SapientGuardian.InMemoryJsonConfiguration
I've been a long-time user of the WallF BaseNEncodings.Net library. It's the only library I'm aware of that was explicitly built to RFC 4648. I submitted a pull request to retarget the library to netstandard1.1, but received no response from the author. While I had hoped the project were still maintained, that seems not to be the case. To that end, I have forked the library and republished it. The new repo is https://github.com/SapientGuardian/BaseNEncodings.Net. Happy Encoding!
Back in October, I released a port of MySQL Connector targeting dnxcore50 (at the time, this was the moniker for .NET Core). It had just enough functionality to do what I needed, had no running tests, and didn't conform to the expected interfaces of new data providers - so it couldn't slot in to any ORMs. I upgraded it to target netstandard 1.5 when RC2 came out, but didn't do much with it other than that.
Over the past two days, I've had contributions to get CI builds running through AppVeyor and a large PR that retargeted to netstandard 1.3, which meant it could be built for other platforms too. Builds are now automated and on NuGet. The open source machine is working!
The repo has been relocated to https://github.com/SapientGuardian/mysql-connector-net-netstandard