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dwburger
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Post Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 20, 2018, 04:47
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I've downloaded the controller software and tried both 32- and 64-bit versions...neither one would run on my Windows 10 computer (after installing the Java Runtime environment). I tried to download the 2.2.1 version of Processing, but Windows Defender says it has a virus (Trojan of some sort). So, I can't compile the controller locally. I'm stumped as to what to do next. Any thoughts??? Thanks!

Dave

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Post Re: Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 21, 2018, 16:01
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I'll be honest: Running distributable Processing applications seems to be an absolute dog and always has been. The fact that I'm stuck on v2.2.1 has probably got something to do with it.

I just tried running the precompiled apps here, on my Windows 10 machine and it wasn't a pleasant experience. The 64 bit version fails silently after creating the default.properties.txt file. The 32 bit version actually did run, once I'd installed the Java runtime. I will dig into the system logs at some point to see what the real error underneath the 64bit version is. I think time might be better spent by porting to Processing v3x where I can actually get some support.

All the way along, my antivirus program (Bitdefender 2019) kept on intervening to protect me from all these dangerous executables I was creating. An exercise in frustration, but probably fairly typical.

Unfortunately, this is an unsolved problem. Having pre-compiled executable files was actually always a workaround to solve the problem of having to set up Processing and the libraries it requires, so that is still the "supported" way to run the controller app when all else fails. Unusually, neither Windows Defender nor Bitdefender had anything to say about my download of Processing 2.2.1 (from https://processing.org/download/) so that still worked ok from scratch.

Sandy Noble

dwburger
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Post Re: Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 21, 2018, 16:14
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Just so I'm clear...are you saying that the virus alert is a false-positive? If so, and there's really no Trojan virus present, I'll ignore the warning and download/run the Processing installation file. Thanks!

Dave

BTW...I was able to get the controller to run on my Mac Mini, so I'm all set. I'll continue working on my Windows 10 installation as a backup.

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Post Re: Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 21, 2018, 16:38
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Aha - I can't make any guarantees about anything - I can only repeat my experience: The file that I downloaded from http://download.processing.org/processing-2.2.1-windows64.zip has a SHA256 of 16D2533B59AD1D1D39DFBF055221CBD70680CFFB82F9EDDDB093071D7FF4B5DE and doesn't get flagged as having any problems when I scan it with Bitdefender. I tried a scan with Windows Defender yesterday and there were also no problems shown.

Of course it is possible that this is a false negative and I am super infected. I hope not, and a quick scan of the system shows nothing significant.

Sandy Noble

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Post Re: Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 21, 2018, 20:02
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I downloaded the file from the link you provided and made an exception for it in Windows Defender. All went well and I now have the controller working on my Windows 10 machine as well. I wondered about exporting the code into a standalone app. Is that easy to do or should I stick with running the controller from within Processing? Thanks, again, for all your help!

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Post Re: Controller installation on Windows 10
on: October 21, 2018, 22:40
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Ah really good to hear. If you can run from source then I'd just do that. You get much better visibility of a load of useful feedback in the console (the bottom-half of the IDE).

It is really easy to export it though - I think it's just File -> Export application.

Sandy

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