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Setuptools
Setuptools builds on Python’s distutils to provide easier building, distribution, and installation of packages.
Interface
An attribute of a model object that determines its type. It is an instance of a zope.interface Interface class.
Zope
The Z Object Publishing Framework. The granddaddy of Python web frameworks.
ZODB
The Zope Object Database which is a persistent object store for Python.
Virtualenv
An isolated Python environment. Allows you to control which packages are used on a particular project by cloning your main Python. virtualenv was created by Ian Bicking.
Session
A namespace that is valid for some period of continual activity that can be used to represent a user’s interaction with a web application.
faster
The Zope2 “faster” product on which repoze.session is based.
Period
The number of seconds that implies a timeslice. A SessionDataManager has a period.
Timeout
The number of seconds of inactivity that a session data object must undergo in order to be considered invalid. A SessionDataManager has a timeout.
Timeslice
A concrete period of time which, in the case of repoze.session is used to compute whether a particular session data object is still valid.
repoze.browserid
A library which assigns unique identifiers to website visitors via cookies.

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