> Is this update required for another package?
Not yet. - Please feel free tho close the bug until someone really
needs the package. We are currently "just" evaluating alternatives.
> Do you know if the 2.x version is compatible with the version 1.x?
The code reads like that, but I did not do a thorough test.
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