Originally Posted by alby
How to obtain KDE 4.8 and VLC 2?
Why the software on freeebsd is a little bit out of phase?
The FreeBSD ports tree is currently in a "slush" phase, due to the impending release of FreeBSD 8.3. This means that no large commits can be made to the ports tree until it's completely "thawed" (ie, after the 8.3 release is shipped). Thus, you will not find any large applications upgraded until after 8.3 is released.
This means things like QT, GTK, KDE, GNOME, LibreOffice, etc won't be upgraded for a few more weeks yet.
However, if you are really impatient, and are willing to be a guinea pig, there are experimental repos available that allow you to try new versions of QT/KDE. I leave it up to you to figure those out, though.
If you aren't determined enough to search, then you probably aren't ready for the task.