Some sad news

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at
Fri Dec 4 09:45:15 EST 2020

That's very sad news. I'd noticed he had been quiet on the forum. HH made
some truly extraordinary contributions. Just a few days ago I was just
looking at his Jigsaw HTML5 app, and was astonished at what he had
achieved.  He might not have been happy with the limitations in the HTML5
standalone, but he pushed what could be done to the max, inspiring many of
us to look at what was possible rather than on what was not possible.

I've never been part of an online community for so long that I've seen half
a dozen great contributors pass away. HH always went the extra mile with
any problem in our community where he got involved.  He will be missed :(

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 12:07 PM Heather Laine via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Dear List Folks,
> I have today received some sad news. I am told that Hermann Hoch passed
> away in April this year, from a stroke. I know many of you knew him either
> remotely or having met him in person at a conference. He will be missed. I
> met him myself and found him to be a wonderfully warm and kind person. He
> could be volatile, but I always felt it was because he cared passionately
> about things.
> I will take what steps I can to preserve his legacy of HTML5 examples. As
> these are hosted on an on-rev account we should be able to maintain it in
> perpetuity for the benefit of the LiveCode Community.
> LiveCode HTML5 didn't always meet his expectations or progress as fast as
> he wanted it to and I do wish he could have seen our next planned release,
> where HTML5 support will be a focus. He was of great benefit to this
> community and shared his expertise freely.
> I'm not sure what else I can say. Rest in peace hh, you will be missed :(
> Heather
> Heather Laine
> Customer Services Manager
> LiveCode Ltd
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