Raspberry PI – running Processing on your RasPI!
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Raspberry PI – running Processing on your RasPI!

logoHow to run Processing on your Raspberry PI?

Processing is an open source programming language (processing.org) and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions.

This is how to install it on your Raspberry PI:

  • install the java 6 sdk
    sudo apt-get install librxtx-java openjdk-6-jdk
  • download and unzip the Linux (x86) version of Processing 1.5.1 to the /home/pi directory
  • change your working directory to /home/pi/processing-1.5.1 before executing the following commands
    cd /home/pi/processing-1.5.1
  • delete the directory /home/pi/processing-1.5.1/java
    sudo rm -rf java
  • create a symbolic link to the system’s java SDK
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-armhf java
  • delete the RXTXcomm.jar file
    sudo rm modes/java/libraries/serial/library/RXTXcomm.jar
  • copy the system’s RXTXcomm.jar file
    cp /usr/share/java/RXTXcomm.jar modes/java/libraries/serial/library/
  • fire up Processing from the file manager (or LZTerminal)
    (ignore the ‘Not found of this java VM‘ warning!)


Use this same tutorial for installing the current beta version of Processing (2.0b7)!

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