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

February 2, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

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.

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.

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 see: How to Enable sudo

  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 Setup:

    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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