(Apologies in advance if this is not the correct category, it seemed to fit what I am asking.)
I was wondering if anyone could help shed some light as to why is Brave browser not updated frequently? The most recent version should be 1.28.105 as of writing this on August 14th, 2021. When I go to check for updates, the official repositories is only on 1.27.110-1. There was a time that was not updated for a while so I switched over to the AUR version which at that time supported the then latest edition which was 1.26.71? I also switched to the AUR version because even the Brave website instructions for updating on Linux for distros such as Manjaro says to use the brave-bin versions. Before when I was on the official repo version of Brave, if I went to about Brave in the browser to check which version I was on, it would always show it was an unofficial build. After switching to AUR version it now shows it is an official build. I do see there is another version of Brave in the updates but I am not sure if that is official or not. I once tried downloading that and at the end it was showing someones email who it was maintained by and I kind of freaked out and cancelled the update. (The one at the top that shows brave 1.28.105-1.)
I have a test laptop with Ubuntu installed and Ubuntu stays up to date on the brave updates through their package updater.
I understand there is a lot of hate and reservations about Brave so I am wondering if the community does not trust it and delays updates for a long time, however, it is very behind in versions; in my case 5 versions behind. For those that do not know Brave, being on at least version 1.27 is important for a few new changes to their ads system. I have tried looking at the other Brave browser update threads on this site, however, most were from 2020. The most helpful ones were the ones talking about switching over to AUR versions, but now even that is not staying up to date. I understand AUR is not maintained or supported by Manjaro, so that may be a lot of it, but even the official repo version is still a few updates behind, and as I said earlier, if I go to about Brave it says it is an unofficial build.
I reached out to an admin on the brave community forums and he had suggested I reached out here on the actual forums for more help. I am also not the most computer savvy person as I do not know command prompts, truly what binary releases mean etc. It is probably a miracle in itself I was able to get away from Windows and be on Linux. Lol.
Everyone thank you for your time and a thousand apologies in advanced if this is in the wrong category/been answered before. Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated!