How to Quick-Start with Processing on Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty Step-by-Step Guide

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

Processing 3 Quick Start for Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty

Hello Xubuntu User! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Install and Getting-Started with Processing 3.x Art Generation on Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

Processing 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 Xubuntu Guide give Focus only to the Essentials.

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

Processing 4 Ubuntu 22.04 Installation – Step-by-step
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux

    Processing Linux .tgz
  3. Now Extract Processing into /tmp Folder
    In case Double-Click/Right-Click to Open it with the Archive Manager:

    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty - Extract Processing

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

    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 Xubuntu Path
    By making a Symlink.

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


    Quick-Start Processing 3 on Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty - 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 Xubuntu Linux ;)

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