on what kind of platform/jdk does build fail for you?
to skip tests just add -DskipTests on the end of build command.
build clean install -DskipTests
I am trying to build it on Windows platform. I have downloaded the AS7 7.1.2.Final code. Then tried building using - build package
what do you mean by "build package"
you can build it from command line by running command build clean install -DskipTests in root folder of downloaded/checkouted code.