[xmonad] Issue 249 in xmonad: XMonad.Util.Scratchpad cannot be configured to use gnome-terminal

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New issue 249 by j... at kitenet.net: XMonad.Util.Scratchpad cannot be  
configured to use gnome-terminal

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Decide you want to use xmonad with gnome, and see it works well
2. Decide to use the scratchpad too
3. notice it fails to run gnome-terminal

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

gnome-terminal uses --name, rather than the more usual -name, which is
hardcoded into the scratchpad.

I thought I could just specify the params myself, by directly calling

   scratchpadAction $ spawn $ "gnome-terminal --name scratchpad"

But, scratchpadAction is not exported.

So the only way to use gnome-terminal with the scratchpad ATM is using a
wrapper script.

I think that scratchpadAction should be exported so the above can be used.

It might also be good to think of a way to let the -name parameter be

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?

0.8 debian unstable

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