As there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the program files in any part of the hard drive and just click the executable to launch Lingus. Otherwise, you can save it to a pen drive or other removable storage unit in order to run it on any PC effortlessly and without additional installers.
Worth mentioning is that, unlike most installers, it doesn’t add new entries to the Windows registry or Start menu, thus leaving no traces behind after its removal.
First-time app configuration
Once the app is launched, you are invited to tinker with some basic settings. Thus, you can pick the preferred UI language and location for saving the application data, as well as enable or disable automatic software updates.
Create a new project with customized settings
You can create a new project by specifying a name and containing languages, point out the folder that contains the sources, choose the language for the source code text, as well as ask Lingus to extract only units using LanguageObjects.
View extracted entries and save the project
After the program parses the Delphi project, you can view the translated entries or only non-translated ones, remove them from the list and optionally add them to an ignore list, as well as explore their identifiers in the main window.
These translated entries can be saved resource (.res), .exe or Lingus (.lpf) files to later apply them in various projects.
Modify project parameters
What’s more, you can use a search function, compare two projects to find out whether they are identical or not, as well as edit properties when it comes to the project name, text language in the source code, ignored files and strings, together with the project’s containing languages.
Evaluation and conclusion
No error dialogs were shown in our tests, and the software utility didn’t freeze or crash. Its impact on computer performance was minimal, thanks to the fact that it needed low CPU and RAM to work properly.
To conclude, Lingus may not be the most feature-rich software application out there, but it sports some user-friendly options for parsing and translating entries from Delphi projects.