Processing 4

Sunday 30th October, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*Decades pass, and they don’t give up.


On the 21st anniversary of the very first Processing release (revision 0001), Ben Fry announced the final release of Processing 4.0 (revision 1285). That is the 286th release of the software!

Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing has also evolved into a development tool for professionals. The Processing software has always been free and open source and has always run on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux.

Processing 4.0 introduces major improvements behind the scenes, with the primary goal to keep your code running smoothly on the latest hardware and operating systems.

For most of you, nothing will change, though you may notice the new look of the editor and enjoy our color themes amongst other new features (more about that below)….