@DavidBadura pointed me to his PR #61 for lifecycle callbacks where he fixes the bug about mappedsuperclass. i ported that into a separate commit as the other thing seems to be stuck.
this would solve the issue i mention in doctrine/DoctrineCouchDBBundle#27
fix mappedsuperclass (porting fix from #61 by @DavidBadura)
@dbu you should add a test to avoid regressions
adding tests for mapped superclass
you are right of course. i found not tests about mappings, so i created a new one.
note #64 , there seem to be some failing tests. the newly added test succeeds on my machine.