I've been reading up on the homebrew file packaging "protocols" and seem to understand everything for the most part.
However i want to get some things straight in my mind regarding patches.
As i understood, most patches (*.patch) are created using the Diff Creator, and can only patch one file at a time. Can also create the file if it doesn't exist.
However i've been hearing about a patch format that allows one to patch multiple files and also supply images... i assume it's an (*.ipk) that is made to not create new and not completely overwrite existing apps, perhaps with a pre- and post-install script that does additional work.
Please tell me if i'm wrong, or if there's anything else i should know. I've found very little on the "format" i'm describing...