status: initial idea
The problem is that the majority of users do not like
RSS feeds, friends, and playlists. These users simply
want to do search & play. Light mode attempts to address
these two users type into 1 GUI.
The idea of basic/advanced mode in Tribler originates
from extensive discussions with Piet Westendorp and
Maarten ten Brinke. It seems that it is better to offer
less options to people to ensure everyone understands.
Optionally more features can be unlock by turning off
the Light Mode.
A key problem over the past two years was the concept
of the library. Many people did not understand
the need to select content for download & also then the
need to go to the library to play it once it is done.
The Tribler5 GUI provides a major improvement over the
V4 series in this area.
Within the light-mode the library should be absent and
there is only a play button; to give people a Youtube-like
simple experience. From the technical perspective it can
take seconds or a minute before playback begins.
So, therefore the right-hand side features an always
present player in Tribler5.
One possible approach to the light-mode is to remove
the whole left-hand menu in the main opening screen.
Thus removing concepts such as library, friends, RSS feeds,
and profiles from the user.
Only present are then a search box with Google simplicity.
After a search is given and selected for download, the player