How to Quick-Start with Processing 3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid GNU/Linux Step-by-Step Guide

May 8, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Processing Quick Start for Ubuntu

The Step-by-Step Linux Tutorial shows you How to Install and Getting-Started with Processing 3.x on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet 32/64-bit Linux Unity 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 Ubuntu Guide give Focus only to the Essentials.

Processing 4 Ubuntu 22.04 Installation – Step-by-step
  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 Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Extract Processing

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

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Processing into System Folder.

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

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  5. Add Processing to Ubuntu Path.

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


    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Processing Sketch Window

  7. 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.

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

    sudo rm -rf /opt/processing/java

    Symlinking the Oracle JRE Installation:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/[jre1.X] /opt/processing/java

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

    ls /usr/lib/jvm
  9. Processing How to Getting-Started Using Libraries

    Processing Libraries Quick Guide
  10. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally, Fully Enjoy the Processing Experience on Ubuntu Linux ;)

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