[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] [TRACKING] buildsystem: introduce "make rawterm" (#11099)

Juan I Carrano notifications at github.com
Mon Mar 4 16:50:41 CET 2019

> What's wrong with using picocom (or socat) for tests?

Nothing, quite the contrary, it is GOOD. 

> Why does this need another make target?

1. We still want "make term" to have nice readline capabilities.
2. But we want to make clear the requirements for a "testing grade" terminal.
3. And doing RIOT_TERMINAL=picocom does not work for boards without a proper tty (like jlink/RTT, boards in IOT-lab)
4. Having a RAW terminal means that the "nice" terminal can be build on top of this (like I did with rlwrap)

There are not many ways to escape issue (3).

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