polyglot - chess engine protocol adaptor, connects UCI engines to xboard

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name polyglot
Package version 2.0.1+git20140926
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 288 B
Download size 121.60 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Common chess frontends have a winboard/xboard input interface, modern
chess engines speak the UCI "universal chess interface" protocol. This
protocol adaptor makes it possible to use standard chess frontends, like
xboard or scid with UCI speaking engines and play chess against them.


Package Version Architecture Repository
polyglot_2.0.1+git20140926-1_amd64.deb 2.0.1+git20140926 amd64 Debian Main
polyglot - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15


Type URL
Binary Package polyglot_2.0.1+git20140926-1_i386.deb
Source Package polyglot

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install polyglot deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install polyglot




2014-09-26 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (2.0.1+git20140926-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
- Syzygy EGTs Support
- book learning
- A lot of UCI Changes
* Adjusted copyright
- The sources are now maintained by H.G. Muller of xboard
* Thanks to Sebastian Pipping for pointing me to the sources
* Compat level 9 to import hardening flags
* Update to Standards Version 3.9.5
2011-10-14 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.67b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version with:
- Disable "book learning". Polyglot saves learning information 
but does not use it itself, probably for a reason. I believe 
the booklearning concept of Polyglot is fundamentally broken.
2011-05-13 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.66b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version with:
- Bugfix: dump-book with -color black generated the file 
* Set standards version to 3.9.2 in control with no changes.
2011-02-11 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.64b-2) unstable; urgency=low
* After the release nothing stands against uploading to unstable
2011-02-10 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.64b-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Main upstream news: Support for egtpath gaviota, all other 
changes seem to be bugfixes. See manpage for usage.
2010-10-09 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.61b-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Switch to new source format 3.0 (quilt), this is because I have 
to deal with an upstream debian/ directory.
* This package now comes with a new and clean rules file
* New upstream version with: 
- Bugfixes and 
- The result string after an illegal move now shows the actual 
attempted move.
* Update to Standards-Version 3.9.1
2010-05-20 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.58b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, with: Implementation of BookDepth in 
UCI mode, small corrections to the manpage and a first attempt 
at killing engines that do not react to "quit". 
2010-01-16 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.56b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, fixes a bug on linux with a not existing 
engine command
2009-12-08 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.55b-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Adjusted doc-base format, added index and ID field
* Update to standards version 3.8.3
* The sourcecode was repackaged to get rid of the upstream debian
directory, It is included as debian-orig.tar.gz 
* The example files have been removed from the upstream sources,
so I added a toga2.ini. They have been MS-Win specific anyway.
* http://alpha.uhasselt.be is the new upstream site for some time 
now, so I added a watchfile
2009-08-21 - Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de>
polyglot (1.4.36b-2) unstable; urgency=low
* The FEN evaluation was not working. Michel Van Den Bergh sent
a patch for epd.c

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