one Initial Transition,
one Initial Step,
some Normal Step,
some Step Transition,
some Common Transition,
some Global Transition,
some Final Step,
In order to met some special behaviors, some of these Transitions can be qualified ...
Is assumed as Initial Step, any Step linked an Initial Transition. The Step Open is created when the Workflow is created.
Are assumed as Normal Step, all other Steps which are linked to and from a Transition.
A Final Step is just a Step which does not have link to another Transition.
A Workflow may not have Final Step (case of Circular Workflow) or more than one Final Step.
An Initial Transition is systematically created by JIRA , when the Workflow creation is initiated.
A workflow (with OSWorkflow library) may have more than one Initial Transition, but currently JIRA comes with the constraint to have only one Initial Transition to an Initial Step.
Step Transitions are transition defined at the Step level. Used one time by the Step owning the Transition definition.
Common Transitions are Transitions defined at Workflow level, and usable from any Step.
Global Transitions are defined at Workflow level, and are available systematically from any Step. Only Conditions defined in the Transition will change the accessibility of the Transition.
Recursive Transitions will be Transitions for which the destination Step is not explicitly defined, but will depend from which From Step comes the Transition. Minyaa Workflow Designer create all Global Transition as Recursive Transitions.
Auto-Transitions Concept is provided by Minyaa ... See details here Minyaa Workflow Designer is able to qualify any Transition as an Auto-Transitions.
Automatic Action Concept is natively provided by OSWorkflow ... See details here Minyaa Workflow Designer is able to qualify any Step Transition as an Automatic Action.