I'm not sure what Mixer's complaint is when he says, "Awful module, doesn't work." He hasn't filed any bug reports of communicated with me about it in any way--but this module has more than 170 passing tests on record, and only three failures. Two of them seem to be specific to Windows/Cygwin, and I'll be looking into them.
If there are any problems with the module, or features you need, please open a ticket, since I am actively maintaining this module. If you're having trouble using it, contact me and I'll both help, and update the documentation as appropriate.