Commons BeanUtils can be built using Maven 3 (Recommended: Maven 3.3) and JDK 6 / OpenJDK 6 or later (recommended: JDK 8).
Further details can be found in the commons build instructions.
Build using Maven 3 is the preferred build method. The compiled BeanUtils JAR should work with Java 6 or later.
To build target/commons-beanutils-*.jar
mvn clean package
or to install into your ~/.m2/repository
mvn clean install
You can skip the unit tests by adding the parameter -DskipTests=true
To regenerate the web site (corresponding to https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-beanutils/)
mvn clean site
Note: the Apache Commons BeanUtils site should include a japicmp report for the purpose of checking API version compatibility; to enable this, use Java 7 or later and run instead:
mvn clean package site -Pjapicmp