JIRA Autowatch Plugin for Server ?

I would like to use the Auto-watch plugin fromhttps://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.addon.connect.jiraautowatch in my server installation, but it is only available for cloud usage. Can you tell me why?

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Atlassian have not yet committed to bringing Connect addon support into the Server version of the software.

Type-2 and Connect addons are very different things, and you can't just translate one type to the other.  The authors of this addon have not (yet) written a server version.

Thanks for the answer Nic, however the user would still like to know 

May I ask what this is (Connect addon support) ? The autowatch plugin's feature set seemed fairly simple, so I don't understand why this plugin needs to talk to another instance / service.

Thank you for your answer in advance.

The function set has little to do with it. The vendor has chosen to write the addon as a Connect one. I don't know why. Start at https://developer.atlassian.com/static/connect/docs/latest/index.html for an introduction to connect.

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