We do not currently have a schedule for .NET Core support for SpecFlow+ Excel. There are a few factors at play:
- The acquisition of SpecFlow by Tricentis means that we currently have a lot of organizational challenges that need to be tackled, like getting new equipment, going through various training programmes etc. These overheads also include a new licensing platform, which is currently the primary development focus of the team. It is not clear exactly how long the transition phase is going to last. We expect a few months of organizational overheads to deal with before things start calming down.
- We are not sure how much demand there is for SpecFlow+ Excel, and whether the demand justifies the effort right now. This ties in with the above of there being more pressing issues at hand right now.
- We are discussing the idea of having a solution that is more flexible than just Excel sheets, such as adding support for CSV, for example, and making the solution applicable to other Cucumber implementations as well. If this is the path we want to take, it will probably mean gutting the old solution for parts and essentially creating a new one that is more flexible based on what we learnt from SpecFlow+ Excel.
So there are active discussions concerning the future of SpecFlow+ Excel, and there is a belief that there is a benefit to the solution, the biggest issue right now is justifying the time investment. It took a long time to migrate SpecFlow+ Runner to .NET Core, as the changes were not trivial. This means that there would need to be a certain level of long-term commitment, and that will require us to have more resources available than we currently do give all the other organizational changes underway.
We appreciate that this is not really an answer, but hope you can understand that this is not due to a lack of belief in the project, but due to other constraints. The more people who express interest in SpecFlow+ Excel, the easier it will be to justify the development effort required.
So if you are interested in using SpecFlow+ Excel with SpecFlow 3, please vote up the feature request.