I'm a long time FA user and I really like the product. I personally think it needs a major face lift (very small font/footprint) and some serious modules to keep it current, but it's a great product and can do lots of things your average QB or Xero software can NOT do. But it really needs an "employees" tab and basic stuff like that. Which brings me to the HRM module.
The HRM module. Where do I begin? Hmm. I don't mean to sound ungrateful. I'm sure a lot of work went into this module. But it simply doesn't work properly. I've tried it on several platforms, and I've used several code bases recommended, but it just doesn't work properly. FA probably needs to set up a "beta Extensions" test repository where stuff like HRMs can be uploaded, explored, fixed, changed, tested, etc. Once it passes the test, then the governors could agree it's ready. Just about every other module I've tried works, and works pretty well. The developers are to be commended for volunteering their time and resources for those contributions. But something like the HRM module, while perhaps good on some level, really doesn't belong in the repository. It weakens the FA product (which I find to be generally a really good product). Again, I don't mean to sound ungrateful. And yes, I understand this is "open source" code. Go back and look at all the comments. There are a "ton" of comments about this module not working. And to tell someone "oh, you need to download it from here" or "this has been fixed" or "you didn't install it correctly" is just preposterous. There is absolutely no way this module is ready for prime time and to list it with other 'real' extension is misleading at best. Please take this in the spirit it is intended. Not to dump on any developer or group of developers who I'm sure are making a living doing something besides FA. Thanks.