has anyone managed to install the ardunio and processing seftware on ubuntu or any kind if linux OS? if so how? :)
Yup, it's easy - go to the Ubuntu Software Centre and search for Arduino in the Get Software section, then click install.
And that gives you what version of the Arduino tool?
[quote author=Ian Tindale link=topic=65970.msg483664#msg483664 date=1310135231] And that gives you what version of the Arduino tool? [/quote]
I installed just by unpacking the package.
I didn't even bother to install the package from within Ubuntu package manager, assuming it would be an older version.
Either way, it's trivial.
I've noticed spottiness with uploading sketches over USB with the built-in openjdk. I uninstalled it, and installed the sun-jdk instead. I haven't uploaded a sketch since, but I'm hoping that fixed the problem.
cheers for the help i got it to work :D