How-to Install Processing on Elementary OS Linux and Getting-Started Easily

December 4th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Processing QuickStart on Elementary OS

Hello Elementary User! This Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Processing 3 on Linux Elementary OS 32/64bit Pantheon 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 Elementary OS Guide are Expressly Reduced so to Give Focus only the Essentials.

Install Processing on Elementary OS Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Processing 3 QuickStart on Elementary OS Linux - Pantheon Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

    Processing Linux .tgz
  3. Double-Click or Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Install Processing on Elementary OS - Archive Extraction
  4. Check if Java is Installed
    java -version

    How-to Install Oracle Java on Elementary OS:
    How-to Setup Oracle Java on Linux Elementary OS.

  5. Relocate Processing
    Fix the Permissions with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/processing*

    Then Switch the contents:

    sudo mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing
  6. How-to Add Processing to Elementary OS Path

    sudo ln -s /opt/processing/processing /usr/local/bin/processing
  7. Running Processing Sketch from Shell:


    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Processing Sketch Window

  8. Processing How-to Getting-Started Using Libraries:

    Processing Quick Tutorials
  9. How-to Create an Application Launcher for Quick-Starting:

    Linux Desktops How-Launcher
  10. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally Fully Enjoy a Processing Installation Experience on Elementary OS Linux ;)

    Install Processing on Elementary OS - Processing Command Window

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