BitTornado is written in python, hence the .py endings on the scripts if you open the .tar.gz and look thru it. You have to run the setup.py to install it, then for the GUI to work properly you need wxPython, and wxGTK. wxGTK comes in the wxPython source. ---> http://www.wxpython.org/
This goes the same for the original bittorrent client which is also written in python. Azureus would be the simpler alternative since it's written in Java: http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
Now had you been running Slackware you could just get the Slackware packages from me, plus I even have QTorrent. :-) Well maybe someone has made a RPM for it.