The actions of the xml workflow are configured in the spring folder. However the main workflow.xml makes use of a custom xml format. I think DSpace needs to move away from this custom xml format and move these to spring.
DSpace currently parses this xml file and translates it into objects, better to let spring handle this for us.
This JIRA will include code changes to move the workflow.xml to a spring configuration file. To make it easier for user to migrate, an XSL to transform the workflow.xml to a spring configuration will be included in the documentation.