How to Install Processing 3 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Linux Step-by-Step Guide

April 25, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install Processing on Xubuntu Linux i386/amd64

The Step-by-Step Tutorial shows you How to Quick Start with Processing 3.x on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS 32/64-bit Linux Desktop.

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

Especially relevant: the Installation of the Oracle Java Runtime is Required for Coding in Java with Processing 3 Sketches.

The Instructions, Commands and Descriptions for Install Processing on Xubuntu Guide give Focus only to the Essentials.

The Process of Install Processing on Xubuntu Works Also on All others Xubuntu Linux Releases.

Step-by-step – Processing 3 MX Linux Installation Guide
  1. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux

    Processing Linux .tgz
  2. Now Extract Processing into /tmp Folder
    In case Double-Click/Right-Click to Open it with the Archive Manager:

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty - Extract Processing

  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).


    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Processing into System Folder.

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

    sudo ln -s /opt/processing/processing /usr/local/bin/processing
  6. Running Processing Sketch:


    Create a Processing App Launcher for Xubuntu Desktop

    How Launcher for Xubuntu

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty - Processing Sketch Window

  7. Check if Java JDK is Installed
    (Optional for Programming Processing with Java).

    java -version

    How to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK on Xubuntu

    Install Oracle JDK for Xubuntu
  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 Xubuntu Linux ;)

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