How to Install Processing on Zorin OS Linux and Getting Started Easily

May 1, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install Processing 3 Zorin OS

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Processing 3 on Zorin OS 32/64-bit GNOME GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Processing 3 for Zorin OS 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 Zorin OS Guide give Focus only to the Essentials.

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

    Processing 3 Quick Start on Zorin OS Linux - 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 Zorin 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 Zorin 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 Zorin OS Linux ;)

    Install Processing on Zorin OS - Processing Command Window

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