How-to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint 16 Petra 32/64bit Step-by-Step Guide

March 22nd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Processing on Linux Mint i386/amd64




The Step-by-Step Tutorial Shows You How-to Quick-Start with Processing 3 on Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce 32/64bit Desktop.

All the Steps Involved in Getting-Started with a Productive Art Generation Processing 3 Environment are Clearly Described.

The Installation of Oracle Java is Required for Coding in Java with Processing 3 Sketches.

The Instructions, Commands and Descriptions for Install Processing on Linux Mint Guide are Expressly Reduced so to Give Focus only the Essentials.

The Process of Install Processing on Linux Mint Works Also on all Latest Linux Mint 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra Releases.

Quick-Start Processing 3 on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Featured
  1. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

    Processing 3 Linux .zip
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Open Terminal
  4. Check if Oracle Java JRE is Installed

    java -version

    How-to Install Required Oracle Java JRE 8 on Linux: SetUp Java Oracle JRE 8 on Linux.

  5. Fixing Java for Processing
    Remove the Bundle Java release:

    sudo rm -rf /tmp/processing*/java

    Symlinking the Oracle JRE Installation:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/[jre1.X] \
    /tmp/processing*/java

    To finds the [jre1.X] Value to be replaced:

    ls /usr/lib/jvm
  6. Relocate Processing into System Folder

    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/processing*"
    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing"
  7. Add Processing to Mint Path

    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/processing/processing \
    /usr/local/bin/processing"
  8. Processing How-to Getting-Started Using Libraries:

    Processing Quick Tutorials
  9. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally Fully Enjoy the Processing Experience on Linux Mint ;)

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