Caretaker would have any current information regarding plans for the search function.
It will happen. It will happen. I am just not sure how soon it will happen, but it will happen my friend. :)
It has been a long and slow road, but new software to replace the current software has been in the pipeline for quite a while. GC has actually been using the first release of it for the past several years now. It has performed well, for the most part. Soon comes the new version with enhanced features.
It is my hope that this happens before Kamala takes office as the 47th president of the US. :) (Hang in there Joe!)