This is pretty devastating and a strong case against using Seafile. The feature comparison specifically mentions that Full Text search is not present with CE but no search at all is a slap in the face and keeps your potential users from making an informed choice. The features list for CE should be changed to expressly state that there is NO SEARCH, not just Full Text. Obviously they know how important this is or it wouldn’t be hidden.
I’ve been using this a few days to evaluate whether or not we should migrate from another service to Seafile Pro (because full text search and other features would be really nice!) and it seemed to be checking all the boxes but this is likely a deal breaker and feels shady. Thankfully someone posted earlier that the Pro edition is lacking in this as well, so we won’t be sold into a license that won’t work, either. More shady feels.
It’s like ordering a sandwich that only comes with one kind of bread but when you get it there’s no bread at all, and when you say “Hey, where’s the bread?”, the sandwich maker admits they deceived you and has never intended to buy any. A huge trust breaker, not the best look for a secure file sharing service.