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Link to JDK "tool installers" on "Java requirements" page

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    • Improvement
    • Status: To Do (View Workflow)
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      There seems to be be a lack of clarity by users on the distinction between the Java runtime / JDK required to run the Jenkins system and the JDK available to jobs within Jenkins (examples here, here, and more).

      Suggest perhaps a line break, emphasis and a link to JDK installer plugins as a step towards better clarity.

      Jenkins jobs may be executed on Java versions different from the controller/agent runtime.
      Generally, Jenkins allows ANY version of JRE/JDK to be invoked during the job execution. It includes:

      Installation and execution of build steps using JDK managed by JDK tool installers.
      Execution of Java commands from CLI

      Also suggest a heading change from "Running Jenkins" to Running Jenkins system".

      Both installers could do with better guidance on the installation, configuration and usage, which is a separate matter.

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            ianw Ian Williams
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