How-to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint 18.x LTS Easy Guide

May 1st, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Processing 3 QuickStart for Mint 18.x




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You How-to Quick-Start with Processing 3 on Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… LTS 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.

Quick-Start Processing 3 on Linux Mint 18.x - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Linux Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

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

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Linux Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  5. 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.

  6. 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
  7. Relocate Processing into System Folder

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

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

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

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