Yes, it is.
Do you have any other plugins isntalled from other PPAs (or selfcompiled), something which must not be named here? Maybe, they have to be removed before dist-upgrade, rebuild against new vdr-dev and then reinstalled.
In my normal config I have several self-compiled plugins, but now I really tried a clean system with all plugins from the yavdr repositories..
I even renamed my setup.conf so vdr would create a new one, and still the OSD-problem was there. But just disabling text2skin in plugins/order.conf fixed it, OSD came back..
Now it seems to work fine with the GotoX patch too.
GotoX is something that perhaps should be included in the yavdr distribution? It's very clean and can be completely disabled in setup menu. It allows very easy rotor configuration, you just give your exact longitude/latitude location, and GotoX calculates the directions where each satellite is. Much easier than Rotor or RotorNG plugins.
The latest version of the patch (I think) is here: https://linuxtv.org/patch/12911/
It seems to work fine even with vdr 2.0.2.
Edit: Bah, forget this GotoX suggestion.. It seems GotoX is included in vdr 2.1.1 developer version, so it will be eventually included in yavdr as well.