How to Install Processing on Elementary OS Linux and Getting-Started Easily

December 4, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Processing Quick Start on Elementary OS

Hello Elementary User! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Processing 3 on Linux Elementary OS 32/64-bit Pantheon 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 Elementary OS Guide give Focus only to the Essentials.

Install Processing on Elementary OS Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Processing 3 Quick Start on Elementary OS Linux - Pantheon Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux

    Processing Linux .tgz
  3. Double-Click or Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Install Processing on Elementary OS - Archive Extraction

  4. 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.

  5. 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
  6. Relocate Processing
    Fix the Permissions with:

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

    Then Switch the contents:

    sudo mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing
  7. How to Add Processing to Elementary OS Path

    sudo ln -s /opt/processing/processing 
  8. Running Processing Sketch from Shell:


    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Processing Sketch Window

  9. Processing How to Getting-Started Using Libraries

    Processing Quick Tutorials
  10. How to Create an Application Launcher for Quick Starting

    Making App Launcher Guide
  11. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally, Fully Enjoy the Processing Experience on Elementary OS Linux ;)

    Install Processing on Elementary OS - Processing Command Window

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