[Tex/LaTex] Comparison: umbcposter vs baposter vs tikzposter

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For a scientific conference I would like to make a poster. I have noticed that there are three more or less popular classes for that: umbcposter, baposter, tikzposter.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the classes compared with each other?

Edit: I am not talking about just a list of LaTeX packages with which one can make posters. I am looking for advantages and disadvantages (as already mentioned). This is not provided by How to create posters using LaTeX

tikzposter

1. Recently worked on - last time in 2015 (in CTAN is a 2014 version so far)
2. Supports block columns
3. Supports "notes" to blocks

1. Conflicts with package hyperref* (= fixed bug, but fix is not yet in CTAN)
2. Package ragged2e shifts the title in unexpected way*.
3. Conflicts with package microtype* (= fixed bug, but fix is not yet in CTAN
4. No free floating blocks supported

|* Own experience

Tips

For package xcolor use \PassOptionsToPackage to pass options to xcolor. Wether you also \usepackage{xcolor} or not makes no difference since tikz already loads xcolor. Because of this options may clash if they are passed directly to a \usepackage{xcolor}. An example:

\PassOptionsToPackage{usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table}{xcolor}


baposter

1. Got a lot of praise

1. Not included in CTAN (but can be rather easily downloaded and included).
2. Not recently worked on - last time in 2011
3. I had trouble getting it to work.

a0poster

1. Feature: Supports large canvases
2. Provides appropriate font sizes from /tiny (12pt) over \normalsize (24.88pt) to \VERYHuge (107pt)
3. Support from A0 to A3

1. Does not support any ways of setting blocks
2. Does not support the change of the definition of \normalsize

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