I couldn't find any documentation on the Linking Issues Options available in JIRA 4.4. I would like a description of each and how they can be used in relation to 2 issues in the same project.
is secondary to
must deploy with
is duplicated by
is primary to
is required for
is a sub-set of
is a super-set of
For example I don't see a difference between "is primary to" and "is a super-set of". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
There are two things here.
First, I think you're over-thinking links. A link is a representation of a relationship between two issues. Nothing more. It doesn't do anything clever or special (with the minor exception of "clone" which is simply added by the cloning process but otherwise isn't any different from the other link types).
A link just says "issue A is connected to B". But it does it in a directional way. A simple non-directional link might be "A and B are linked by a link type called 'Block'" - that sentence tells you *nothing* about which issue is blocking the other. When you add a relational direction, you get something a LOT more useful. "A blocks B" and "B is blocked by A"
So, if you look at your list of link types, you should find that you can actually pair them off in their opposing directions.
Secondly, link types in Jira are defined by your admins. Only one of the types on your list is "off the shelf" (duplicates/is duplicated by). So, I'm afraid the "description of each" is actually something YOU define for your system. My guess is a previous admin set them up and hasn't shared info on why.
Personally, I'd rename or even delete them if the list is not working for you...
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