Recently I've been looking at Povray, pyprocessing, and cfdg (version 3.0) as tools for creating digital images. I have branched two separate blogs where I mainly explore jruby + processing and processing.py

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Packaging processing for linux

It is a longterm goal for the processing guys to package processing for debian (ubuntu, mint etc). This would be nice but, from what I've read packaging requirements for debian are pretty anal, you require source for everything, and whatever you came up with they would probably futz with it anyway. But wait ArchLinux is streets ahead, it is there already.
  1. sudo pacman -Syu (make sure you are up to date)
  2. sudo pacman -S processing (and you are done)
and yes they are bang up to date, as processing-2.0.2 is what gets installed (only a day after it was released).  There is a slight problem though, ArchLinux is not the easiest distro to install, however once you've done it, you are the one in control (it does not seem that way with many other distros).

The pacman distro also does a pretty good job with jruby

  1. sudo pacman -S jruby (and you are done, it is also the most recent version)
What you need to know is where your gems will end up which is probably:-

{USER.HOME}.gem/ruby/2.0.0, it might be worth setting this as GEM_HOME in your .bashrc, and while you are at adding ${GEM_HOME}/bin to your path so your gem installed executables will run. So you might as well install ruby-processing whilst you are at it. 

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I have developed JRubyArt and propane new versions of ruby-processing for JRuby-9.1.5.0 and processing-3.2.2