Michael Kimsal has a new post today looking at using Doctrine models in a Zend Framework application and how to get them to autoload when you need them with the help of Zend's Zend_Loader_Autoloader.
I would have expected there to be some explicit reference to how to set this up, but the best I can find are general examples where the Doctrine models directories are appended to the include_path in a ZF index file. Shouldn’t there be a way to explicitly have the Doctrine subsystem react to requests for models as well?
He works through the process he followed, including the possibilities of extending the Doctrine Core and accessing the $_modelsDirectory property, but didn't have much luck because of how Doctrine forces the autoloading. He asks for help and gets some good suggestions in the comments on where to look fro documentation and a possibility of skipping the Doctrine loader all together.