Installing Anki first time which version to use w Occlusion

I am a new user to Anki. I need to use the Occlusion feature. The Add-ons for Anki 2.1 page seems to say that the latest version is for “Image Occlusion Enhanced for Anki 2.1 (alpha)” is 2.1.24~ .

  1. What is the meaning of the tilde (~) in the Anki column?
  2. Does this mean if I want to use this add-on I should not use the latest version?

As of this writing, the latest version for Linux is 2.1.49. With difficulty, I managed to install the older version.

I did a search before submitting this question. If this has been answered somewhere else, please advise and I will RTFM.

My debug info is:

Anki 2.1.24 (359b9f5c) Python 3.8.1 Qt 5.14.1 PyQt 5.14.1
Platform: Linux
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1
Add-ons, last update check: 2021-11-11 22:20:36


===Add-ons (active)===
(add-on provided name [Add-on folder, installed at, version, is config changed])
Add Table ['1237621971', 2020-07-25T08:19, 'None', mod]
Image Occlusion Enhanced for Anki 21 alpha ['1374772155', 2020-04-27T22:21, 'None', '']
ImageResizer ['1214357311', 2021-04-10T12:15, 'None', '']
Percentage Heatmap ['1314463504', 2021-01-05T22:23, 'None', '']

===IDs of active AnkiWeb add-ons===
1214357311 1237621971 1314463504 1374772155

===Add-ons (inactive)===
(add-on provided name [Add-on folder, installed at, version, is config changed])

I guess it indicates the latest version the add-on author specified as supported, and that it may work with newer versions (not sure).

I use Image Occlusion on the latest version (2.1.49) and it mostly works without problems. I hit an error message a while ago, but I think that is unrelated to my Anki version.

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Thank you @abdo .

If other community members could weigh in on abdo’s “latest version” response, I’d appreciate it.

Image occlusion is working on 2.1.49

There is a Flatpack version of Anki, currently it is on 2.1.48 (Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux) (Image occlusion also works in this version)

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I’ve been using the alpha on 2.1.48 for a long time and have never had any issues, although I basically just crop things, add masks, and sometimes group the masks, so there may be advanced features that don’t work.

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It’s intended to show the latest version the add-on author tested with.

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@sobjornstad , That is what I wanted to know, thank you.

@dae , that answers my question.