it would have to be done on every [Mac] that uses the program.
Not every Mac. Macs running 10.14.4 and later have the Swift runtime built in, and thus this issue goes away.
Is it possible to use something like Cocoapods to embed all the Swift
5 dependencies that I need?
The easiest way to solve this problem is to raise your deployment target to 10.14.4. Right now your deployment target is 10.14, so raising it to 10.14.4 shouldn’t be a big deal.
Note While the Xcode popup for this only shows major OS releases, it’s possible to manually enter minor releases.
If you want to support older OS releases, things get more complex. There is simply no one-size-fit-all approach. You’ll have tailor your approach based on how you play to deploy your product. If you can provide details on your deployment strategy, I’m happy to make further suggestions.
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