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Following a migration of the server (new hardware and a debian update), the Dare-Dare website was partially broken: both non-working demo and source code archive unavailable for download. This outage has been fix, and the website is now completly usable.


And I used this occasion to update the dare-dare backoffice program, namely Dare-Dare.py. It is in charge of converting source document pages to png images (then sent and displayed in the html/javascript interface).
With new debian version (6.0 aka squeezy), I could replace external programs calls (pdftoppm and convert, from ImageMagick) by use to python librairies: python-poppler and Python Imaging Library (PIL). The result is a simplified code and huge increase of images rendering speed !