Continuing the discussion from Is it possible to resume Gradle incremental build on other machine?:
It is more than continuing the build on another machine, it could also be continuing the build pipeline in another workspace.
I find it useful have a fork my build pipeline in Jenkins, and run some stages in parallel. I have stages that take hours, and even days to complete. When I fork the pipeline, instead of redoing the initial compile in each fork, which is already several hours, I would like to copy the workspace, and continue the pipeline in another Jenkins job.
I could run tasks in parallel, but the Jenkins job would not return until all the stages are built. We need to make decisions about the pipeline status more incrementally.