Does jira/bitbucket use client side java? Why does jira require that I have java installed?

Does jira/bitbucket use client side java? Why does jira require that I have java installed?

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No, they don't require it.  JIRA does have a "screenshot" application that relies on Java, but it is usable without it and you can still attach files without it

Why does it get you to install JRE when accessing JIRA for the first time?

It doesn't.

Well, none of my installations do it.  I go to JIRA in a browser, no JRE installed on a machine, it works.  What, exactly, are you doing here?

To access JIRA from client machine , do we need to install java library or java on client machine?

No.  You need a browser, but not java. 

Some older versions do ask for java, if you want to use the "screenshot" function, but that's the only thing you need an install for.

I saw below requirement in Atlassian doc

Client-side requirements:

BrowserEnable your browser to execute JavaScript from your JIRA applications to access their full functionality.

Nic Brough: could you explain , where we have to make this change exactly?

Er, javascript is a totally different thing to java.

You'll need to read your browser's manual to find out.  I don't know what you're using.  Most browsers default to having it enabled, but a lot of security conscious people block it for good reasons, only allowing it when it's genuinely needed.

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