Oh, yes – there’s interest. But I’ve personally been away for a vacation with no Internet ;-)
Anyway, the difference between 1.7.3156 and 1.7.3180 are zero as far as actual function is concerned. The big difference is the removal of the OpenCandy advertising wrapper. It’s a 100% clean installer now. Also, it’s a recompile with the current tooling.
I’m not sure why version 2 is not suitable for you though, can you tell us more about that?