In the latest Sailfish OS 4.5.0 there is a built-in web browser based on ancient Firefox 78, scoring only 496 points in HTML5Test. What are the current up-to-date alternatives to it?
One option is to use one of Android web browsers, such as: Fennec, Mull, FOSS Browser, Privacy Browser, but it requires a paid Sailfish OS account and adds some overhead of the Android Support layer.
Another option is to use WebCat or WebPirate from OpenRepos.net, but they are based on an outdated Qt Web Engine and they seem to be discontinued (last updated >2 years ago). They also require some ancient libopenssl libraries no longer available in SFOS 4.5.
So is there a modern native web browser for Sailfish OS 4.5+? Or could anybody fork the stock browser and update the Gecko engine to the latest version?
The lack of a modern and secure web browser in the world of ever-growing Progressive Web Apps is a big inadequacy and shortcoming for new users. I am also using Ubuntu Touch, where the stock Morph Browser is being continuously updated.