ff-depends on link

when linking JIRA issues, there are the following link types.  I can't find any documentation on these!  What do they mean?  What are they used for? 

  • FF-depends on
  • is FF-depended by
  • FS-depends on
  • is FS-depended by
  • SF-depends on
  • is SF-depended by
  • SS-depends on
  • is SS-depended by


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That is something set up by your administrators for your JIRA.  You'll need to ask them why they've set them up like that and what they mean.

Ok, well, that's even more perplexing!!! I am the administrator! I have no clue where they came from, or even why they are there. I was caught off guard when a user asked what they were for.

Well, they could have been added by a plugin. Possibly one of the reporting plugins that relies on links (Gantt chart? There are several of those, but I've only really used one, and it didn't do it)?

I have those too.. and I am our system administrator. @Mary Wilson we should compare plugins and gadgets!

Sure @Lacey McDonnell. Shoot me an email (mwilson2@netjets.com).

Ta, that answers which addon it was.

This is coming back to me now. I don't have the Gantt add on, but remember asking Atlassian about this. It could have been installed at one time and the link types will stick around.

See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/taskjuggler-users/bB8nBw5AnFU/zRVvbtaoXlYJ

In particular,

    1. Finish-to-Start: A depends B onend => A[FS]B = B can't start before A is finished
    2. Finish-to-Finish: A precedes B onend => A[FF]B = B can't finish before A is finished
    3. Start-to-Start: A depends B onstart => B[SS]A = A can't start before B starts
    4. Start-to-Finish: A precedes B onend => A[SF]B = B can't finish before A starts 

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