How to Install Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Step-by-Step Guide

February 2nd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Processing 3 Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

The Step-by-Step Linux Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with Processing 3.x on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

And Processing for Ubuntu 16.04 is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the Visual Arts.

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

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

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

Install Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

    Processing Linux .tgz
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Processing into /tmp

    Install Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Extract Processing

  4. Relocate Processing into System Folder
    (For a Local installation without Admin Privileges install into Home…)
    Setting the SuperUser as Holder

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

    Switch the Processing directory

    sudo mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  5. Add Processing to Ubuntu Path
    Making a Symlink:

    sudo ln -s /opt/processing/processing /usr/local/bin/processing

    Or Locally by:

    ln -s /opt/processing/processing /home/magcig/.local/bin/processing
  6. Next to Make Processing IDE Desktop Launcher
    For a System Wide Installation:

    sudo sh /opt/processing/install.sh

    Instead only for Your User:

    sh /opt/processing/install.sh
  7. Running Processing Sketch
    From Shell:

    processing

    Instead from Desktop Search for the ‘Processing’ App…
    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Processing Sketch Window

  8. 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.

  9. 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
  10. Processing How-to Getting-Started Using Libraries:

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

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