Re: Bug#325539: ITP: polyglot -- is a chess engine protocol adaptor. It connects a UCI protocol engine to xboard frontend.
I think this is a little better:
Description: a UCI to xboard chess engine protocol adaptor.
polyglot connects a UCI protocol chess engine to xboard frontend.
Common chess frontends have a winboard/xboard input interface, modern
chess engines speak the UCI "universal chess interface" protocol. This
protocol adaptor makes it possilble to use standard chess frontends,
like xboard or scid with UCI speaking engines and play chess against