Re: [Ksummit-discuss] Including images on Sphinx documents

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Nov 19 2016 - 16:09:46 EST

On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab
<mchehab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I did some research on Friday trying to identify where those images
> came. It turns that, for the oldest images (before I took the media
> maintainership), PDF were actually their "source", as far as I could track,
> in the sense that the *.gif images were produced from the PDF.
> The images seem to be generated using some LaTeX tool. Their original
> format were probably EPS.

The original format was almost certainly xfig.

Converting fig files to eps and pdf to then encapsulate them into
LaTeX was a very common way to do documentation with simple figures.
Iirc, xfig natively supported "export as eps".