Use the COLORTERM environment variable

Registered by Paul "LeoNerd" Evans on 2019-03-25

There is a growing standard to use the COLORTERM environment variable to indicate ability to provide 24bit colour support:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=colorterm+env

We should probably make use of this.

See also https://github.com/Michionlion/libtickit/commit/8cb3547664fc44d738cf2958bcf8cc9c0563e877

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Further thoughts: having the driver read an env. var. feels like the wrong solution. The entire abstraction mechanism gets broken then; it is reaching directly to local values that might not apply in remote cases.

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